MCO day 548: Covid-19 deaths pass 22,000 in Malaysia, another 18,815 new cases

PUTRAJAYA, 16 Sept 2021:

Malaysia has passed another grim milestone as another 19 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday, rising to 422 after adding delayed reporting – including 92 brought in dead – raised the death toll to 22,009.

The fatalities were recorded in Selangor (116), Kedah (79), Sabah (71), Johor (46), Penang (37), Perak (21), Kelantan (16), Kuala Lumpur (11), Pahang (10), Sarawak (5), Perlis (4), Terengganu (4) and Melaka (2).

Daily additions of people testing positive saw another 18,815 new cases over the past 24 hours, raising the nation’s tally to 2,049,750 infections.

The eight states with 4-figure new cases are Sarawak (3,660), Selangor (2,718), Johor (2,206), Sabah (1,982), Penang (1,777), Perak (1,446), Kedah (1,233) and Kelantan (1,222).

Triple digits were recorded in Terengganu (814), Pahang (712), Kuala Lumpur (493), Melaka (269) and Negeri Sembilan (170). Fewest cases were charted in Labuan (11), Putrajaya (22) and Perlis (80).

There were four Malaysians among the seven imported cases, local transmissions involved 16,819 citizens (89.4%) and 1,989 foreigners. Of this total, 222 patients (1.2%) were hospitalised.

The number of new cases again outpaced the 16,939 discharges, which brought total recoveries to 1,800,278 (87.8%). There was a slight increase of 313 in total active cases to 225,590 patients – with 186,773 (82.8%) in home quarantine, 25,283 (11.2%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 12,254 (5.4%) hospitalised.

There was minimal change in the number of patients at intensive care units with 913 confirmed positive for Covid-19 (plus another 309 suspected) and breathings aids needed for 422 confirmed positive for Covid-19 (plus another 288 suspected).

There were three education clusters in Kedah (Dah Kota Kenari Kulim), Pahang (Bukit Ibam Rompin) and Perak (Taman Kota Barat Larut) among the 21 identified today, together with one detention clusters in Johor (Tembok Choh 4 JB) and two high-risk groups in Kelantan (Jalan Klinik Lama Gua Musang) and Perak (Batu Sembilan Chemor Kinta).

The six community clusters are in Kelantan (Kampung Baloh Kota Bharu, Kampung Belukar Simpang Kota Bharu, Kampung Buloh Poh Kota Bharu, Kampung Gaung Hilir Pasir Mas and Kampung Sungai Hilir Masjid Bachok) and Pahang (Seri Mahkota Aman Kuantan).

The nine workplace clusters are in Johor (Industri Batu 23 Kulai, Industri Idaman Sena, Industri Jalan Teluk Ramunia Kota Tinggi, Industri Sulong Utama Batu Pahat, Jalan Bahagia Batu 19 and Senai Jaya Kulai), Perak( Industri Jalan Chepor 11/8 and Jalan Jelapang 3 – both in Kinta) and Terengganu (Pulau Kambing Kuala Terengganu).

The number of active clusters have dropped to 1,406 out of 5,228 identified todate, contributing 1,381 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up another 10,405 cases and 7,022 came from other screenings.