MCO day 412: Daily new Covid-19 cases at 2,500 & another 18 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 3 May 2021:

There was some reduction in daily additions to Covid-19 infections as 2,500 new cases over the past 24 hours brought Malaysia’s tally to 417,512 today.

While there were two Malaysians among the four imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 2,301 citizens (92.2%) and 195 foreigners.

Selangor maintained the lead in new cases with 637, followed by Kelantan (401), Sarawak (356), Johor (205), Kuala Lumpur (200), Penang (194) and Kedah (103).

Labuan and Perlis recorded none, Putrajaya with three new cases while the remaining six states had double-digit rise in infections.

Following 2,068 discharges, total recoveries stand at 385,208 (92.3%) as active cases rose to 30,753 patients with 352 at intensive care units and 186 needing ventilators.

Today also saw the highest number of fatalities recorded over 24 hours with 18, bringing the overall death toll to 1,551. There were seven fatalities in Selangor, three in Kuala Lumpur, two each in Kelantan and Sarawak plus one each in Johor, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah noted the last month had been especially intense with 61,984 new Covid-19 cases dan 235 deaths recorded – in just four weeks.

Among the nine new clusters identified today, two are education-related – in Johor (Jalan Bandar) and Pahang (Indera Mahkota Dua) – while Perak had a denetion cluster at Jalan Meru Utama.

Johor also had a workplace cluster at Jalan Jati Industri, as did Selangor ( Industri Mahkota 2) and Terengganu (Tok Has). the remaining three are community clusters in Kedah (Jalan Dahlia Lima), Melaka (Bunga Raya) and Pahang (Lorong Galing).

With seven clusters ended today, the acctive figure has risen to 398 out of 1,689 identified todate.