MCO day 485: Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 cases surge to 13,215, another 110 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 15 July 2021:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation seems to be worsening with another high of 13,215 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours – after charting over 11,000 positives over the past two days – raising the infection tally to 880,782.

The national Covid-19 epicentre of the Klang Valley is looking really bad with Selangor charting a record 6,120 new cases, followed by Negeri Sembilan (1,603) and Kuala Lumpur (1,499) – making up almost 70% of today’s tally.

Other hotspot states are Kedah (695), Johor (599), Penang (509), Melaka (484), Sabah (370), Sarawak (363), Perak (344), Kelantan (255) and Pahang (222).

Fewer than 100 new Covid-19 cases were recorded only in Perlis (3), Labuan (26), Putrajaya (53) and Terengganu (70).

Among the eight states given leeway to ease lockdown measures, only Perlis and Terengganu seem to be keeping the situation under control while high figures still getting charted in Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak.

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There were seven Malaysians among the 13 imported cases while local transmissions involved 0,845 citizens (82.1%) and 2,357 foreigners.

Far outpaced by new Covid-19 cases, today’s 6,095 discharges brought total recoveries to 765,800 (86.95%) as active cases soared to 108,369 patients, with 885 at intensive care units and 432 needing respirators.

Of today 13,215 cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said those in category 1 with no symptoms were 8,047 (60.9%) patients and category 2 with mild symptoms amounted to 4,637 (35.1%),

Patients in category 3 with lung infection, category 4 individuals with lung infection requiring oxygen and category 5 persons requiring ventilation were 531 patients

It was yet another black day with 110 more fatalities, raising the death toll to 6,613 – with casualties in Selangor (45), Kuala Lumpur (23), Negeri Sembilan (11), Johor (7), Pahang (5), Kedah (4), Sarawak (4), Kelantan (3), Melaka (3), Sabah (2), Labuan (1), Penang (1) and Perak (1). Another 15 Covid-19 patients were brought in dead to hospitals in Kuala Lumpur (9), Selangor (3), Kedah (1), Labuan (1) and Sarawak (1).

There were two education clusters in Kuala Lumpur (Lingkaran Wawasan) and Selangor (Jalan Gombak 3) among the 26 identified today, with another three detention clusters in Johor (Pagar Tropika Satu), Kelantan (Tembok Pengkalan Chepa 2) and Melaka (Tembok Ayer Keroh).

Another six are community clusters in Johor (Taman Pelangi Kluang), Kelantan (Jalan Kampung Permatang Pasir), Kuala Lumpur (Sri Sabah Cheras), Negeri Sembilan (Langkap Kuala Pilah), Sabah ( Beaufort) and Selangor (Desa Temuan).

The 15 workplace clusters are in:

  • Johor (Industri Dewani Satu JB, Industri Jalan Besi Satu Kulai, Jalan Anggerik Muar, Jalan Angkasa Mas Dua JB and Lebuh Tanjung Satu JB);
  • Kuala Lumpur (Bintang Meranti, Jalan Pinang and Jalan Seri Utara Kepong);
  • Selangor (Industri Batu 34 Dengkil–Banting, Industri Jalan Perusahaan Lima Hulu Langat, Persiaran Anggun Gombak, Persiaran Tun Perak Hulu Langat and Satu Timur (Sabak Bernam);
  • Melaka (Cheng Satu) and Sarawak (Salak Land Kuching).

The 873 active clusters out of 3,168 todate contributed 2,178 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up 7,217 cases an another 3,807 came from other screenings.