PUTRAJAYA, 14 July 2021:
Charting 5-figure additions of Covid-19 infections for the second consecutive day, Malaysia reported 11,618 new cases over the past 24 hours – raising the overall tally to 867,567 infections.
almost 72% of the new cases were reported in the national epicentre of the Klang Valley – Selangor (5,051), Kuala Lumpur (1,749) and Negeri Sembilan (1,537).
Other hotspot states are Melaka (526), Kedah (504), Pahang (400), Johor (396), Sarawak (289), Sabah (286), Kelantan (236), Penang (210), Terengganu (189) and Perak (164).
Reporting less than 50 new Covid-19 cases are Perlis (3), Labuan (38) and Putrajaya (40).
Among the eight states given leeway to ease lockdown measures, only Perlis seems to be keeping the situation under control while high figures still getting charted in Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak.
There were 14 Malaysians among the 26 imported cases, local transmissions involved 9,659 citizens (83.3%) and 1,933 foreigners.
Outpaced by new infections, today’s 6,377 discharges brought total recoveries to 759,705 (87.57%) – resulting in highest ever active cases at 101,359. But there were some improvements as patients at intensive care units dropped to 878 and those needing respirators fell to 432.
Still, it was another black day with 118 more fatalities with the death toll rising to 6,503 (0.75%) – with casualties in Selangor (46), Kuala Lumpur (18), Negeri Sembilan (16), Johor (13), Kedah (5), Sabah (4), Sarawak (4), Kelantan (2), Labuan (2), Melaka (2), Pahang (2), Perak (2), Penang (1) and Terengganu (1).
Sadly, 13 Covid-19 patients had their bodies brought in dead to hospitals in Kuala Lumpur (4), Selangor (3), Johor (1), Labuan (1), Pahang (1), Penang (1), Sabah (1) and Sarawak (1).
There were three high risk groups in Kedah (Dah Melor), Kelantan (Jalan Kelaboran Tumpat) and Selangor (Jalan Pahat 15) among the 26 new clusters identified today; plus seven community clusters in Melaka (Jalan D’Aranjo), Sabah (Kampung Melamam Sipitang), Sarawak (Duyoh Bau), Selangor (Desa Kemandol Kuala Langat and Jalan 11 Medan Sepang) and Terengganu (Bukit Tok Bat and Murni Perdana Marang).
The remainder 15 workplace clusters are in:
- Johor (Jalan Dian 19 JB, Lorong Aik Hwa Muar and Persiaran Teknologi 11 Kulai);
- Kedah (Dah Saga Industri Sungai Petani and Dah Ketil Industri Baling);
- Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Ampang Sejahtera Titiwangsa, Jalan Sinar Sentul, Lorong Ara Bangsar and Tapak Bina Metropolis 2 Kepong);
- Melaka (Jalan Jasin Bestari and Jalan Lebuh Ayer Keroh);
- Selangor (Industri Alam Jaya 2/3 Kuala Selangor, Industri Jalan Mas Tujuh Sepang and Jalan Medan Seksyen Sembilan Hulu Selangor);
- Sarawak (Jalan Teo Kui Ngo Meradong).
The 876 active clusters out of 3,142 identified todate contributed 1,789 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up 5,624 cases and another 4,179 from other screenings.