MCO day 500: New daily Covid-19 cases at 16,840

PUTRAJAYA, 30 July 2021:

Malaysia’s high additions of Covid-19 infections continued with 16,840 more new cases over the past 24 hours to raise the tally to 1,095,486 infections.

Still the national Covid-19 epicentre with about 56% of all new cases, the Klang Valley saw high numbers recorded in Selangor (6,092). Kuala Lumpur (2,114), Negeri Sembilan (1,079) and Putrajaya (100).

More hotspot states are reporting 4-digit new cases – Kedah (1,281), Johor (1,104) and Sabah (1,066) -followed by Perak (810), Penang (689), Kelantan (656), Melaka (581), Pahang (540), Sarawak (450) and Terengganu (258).

Charting fewer than 15 new Covid-19 cases each are Labuan (7) and Perlis (13).

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

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There were six Malaysians among the 14 imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 14,014 citizens (83.3%) and 2,809 foreigners.

The bulk of today’s new Covid-19 cases were allowed to self-isolate as they were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. Only 214 were hospitalised with lung inflammation (124), needing oxygen (66) or critically ill enough to need respirators (24).

Among those who tested positive today, 3,363 had been vaccinated – just under 20% of the 16,840 new cases.

Still outpaced by new cases, the 12,179 discharges today saw total recoveries hitting 902,921 (82.42%) as active cases continued the upsurge to 183,706 with 1,055 patients at intensive care units and 532 needing breathing aids.

The high number of fatalities, at 134, brought the death toll to 8,859 – with casualties in Selangor (35), Melaka 917), Johor (15), Negeri Sembilan (15), Kedah (12), Perak 912), Kuala Lumpur (10), Sabah (6), Terengganu (5), Pahang (4), Kelantan (2) and Penang (1). Sadly, nine Covid-19 patients were brought in dead to hospitals in Kuala Lumpur (3), Sabah (2), Selangor (2), Johor (1) and Kelantan (1).

There were two education clusters in Melaka (Jalan Saujana Indah) and Selangor (Jalan Seri Alam 12 Kuala Selangor) among the record 47 identified today, together with a religious cluster in Pahang (Sungai Koyan Tiga Lipis) and three high-risk groups in Kelantan (Jalan Mahmood Kota Bharu), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Awan Kelarai) and Negeri Sembilan (Taman Desa Permai Tampin).

Another 17 are community clusters:

  • 7 in Kelantan (Geting Pondok Tumpat, Kampung Chengal Ketereh Kota Bharu, Kampung Haji Saman Bachok, Kampung Pantai Baru Melawi Bachok, Kampung Wek Batu 23 Machang and Sungai Durian Kuala Krai);
  • 2 in Sabah (Batu Dua Tawau and Jalan Gunsapau Ranau);
  • 6 in Sarawak (Bunga Rampai Bau, Kampung Paon Rimu Serian, Kampung Sungai Duuh Serian, Peligong Saratok, Sungai Sangan Tatau and Tanjung Tuang Samarahan);
  • 1 each in Kedah (Dah Kampung Pekan) and Perak (Kampung Padang Kunyit Hulu Perak).

The remainder 24 workplace clusters are:

  • 10 in Johor (Industri Jalan Batu Empat Kluang, Industri Jalan Gemilang Lapan Batu Pahat, Industri Jalan Nagaria Kluang, Jalan Bacang 39 JB, Jalan Canggih Satu JB, Jalan Haji Hashim Muar, Jalan Mutiara Emas Enam JB, Jalan Perindustrian Parit Jamil Muar, Perindustrian PLO 32 Senai Kulai and Perindustrian Utama Dua Pontian);
  • 2 in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Radin Tengah and Jalan Tasik Sepuluh Cheras);
  • 2 in Sarawak (KINDA KM 18 Bintulu and Melikin Serian);
  • 5 in Selangor (Industri Jalan Gerudi SatuKlang, Industri Jalan Sepintas Klang, Industri Tanjung Keramat Klang, Tapak Bina Persiaran Rimbayu Kuala Langat and Tapak Bina Teratai Dua Klang);
  • 1 each in Melaka (Jalan Masjid Tanah Ria Alor Gajah), Industri Ringan Mantin), Pahang (Tapak Bina Kampung Gesing Raub), Penang (Tapak Bina Jalan Air Putih) and Putrajaya (Pasar Putra).

The 1,092 active clusters out of 3,651 identified todate contributed 2,550 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up 8,590 cases and another 5,683 came from other screenings.