MCO day 542: Uptrend again to 21,176 new daily Covid-19 cases & 341 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 10 Sept 2021:

The hot streak of recoveries outpacing new cases marked its 10th straight day as the 21,476 discharges was more than the 21,176 daily additions to Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, raising the nation’s tally to 1,940,950 cases.

This development comes as Malaysia had inoculated 90.1% of the adult population as of yesterday, while 71.3% have been fully vaccinated. After factoring in those below 18 years, 51.1% of the nation’s population had been fully vaccinated while 64.6% had received at least one jab.

Leading the pack of eight states with 4-figure new cases was Sarawak (3,734), Selangor (3,595), Johor (2,297), Sabah (2,246), Penang (1,939), Kedah (1,808), Perak (1,366) and Kelantan (1,254).

Triple digits were reported in Pahang (853), Terengganu (776), Melaka (485), Kuala Lumpur (467) and Negeri Sembilan (252). Fewest new cases were recorded in Labuan (6), Putrajaya (21) and Perlis (77).

There was a Malaysian among the four imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 18,608 citizens (87.9%) and 2,564 foreigners. Of this total, only 338 were hospitalised as the bulk were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms.

The 21,476 discharges brought total recoveries to 1,678,962 (86.5%) as active cases dipped to 242,161 with 935 Covid-19 confirmed patients at intensive care units (plus another 375 suspected cases) and 455 confirmed patients needing breathing aids (plus another 318 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another 341 fatalities, raising the death toll to 19,827 – with casualties in Selangor (102), Kedah (86), Penang (38), Sabah (28), Johor (26), Perak (18), Pahang (11), Kelantan (9), Kuala Lumpur (7), Terengganu (5), Negeri Sembilan (4), Sarawak (4) and Melaka (3).

A shocking 102 Covid-19 patients were brought in dead (BID) to hospitals in Kedah (56, including 3 foreigners), Sabah (15, 6), Penang (12, 4), Selangor (9, 4), Johor (4, 2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Perak (2), Melaka (1) and Kelantan (1). The 20 BID foreigners made up almost half of the 41 non-citizens reported dead today.

There were two high-risk groups in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Yew Cheras) and Penang (Jalan Seruling Emas Empat Perai) among the 37 new clusters identified today, together with five community clusters in Kelantan (Kampung Binjai Batu 11 Kota Bharu and Kampung Teranek Gua Musang), Negeri Sembilan (Dioh Air Petai Kuala Pilah), Pahang (Paya Pelong Temerloh) and Terengganu (Paya Lawas Dungun).

The 30 workplace clusters comprised:

  • 10 in Johor (Industri Idaman Empat Kulai, Industri Jalan Firma Dua JB, Industri Lepau Kota Tinggi, Industri PLO Sri Gading Batu Pahat, Industri Sri Sulong 19 Batu Pahat, Jalan Johor 57 Batu Pahat, Jalan Muar Pagoh,  Jalan Sagil Tangkak, Kampung Arab Bakri Muar and Tapak Bina Tasik Indah Kluang);
  • 3 in Penang (Halaman Rusa Perai, Hilir Sungai Kluang Dua Barat Daya and Tapak Bina Lebuh Mahsuri Barat Daya);
  • 4 in Perak )Industri Tembaga Kamunting, Jalan Industri 2/1 Gopeng, Jalan Medan Stesen 18/5 Kinta and Tapak Bina Jalan Klebang Mutiara Kinta);
  • 10 in Selangor (Industri Jalan Lapan Olak Lempit Kuala Langat, Industri Jalan P4/1 Hulu Langat, Industri Jalan Sepadu 123A Klang, Industri Jalan Utarid U5/13 Petaling, Industri Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, Industri Sungai Rasau 35 Klang, Ladang Kampung Raja Musa Kuala Selangor, Persiaran Serene Hulu Langat, Tapak Bina Jalan Sungai Chandong Klang and Tiga Jalan City Sepang);
  • 1 each in Kelantan (Seksyen 9 Jalan Sultanah Zainab Kota Bharu), Melaka (Tapak Bina Batu Berendam) and Sabah (Sawit Perpaduan Kinabatangan).

The 1,455 active clusters out of 5,059 identified todate contributed 1,871 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up 11,974 cases and 7,327 came from other screenings.