MCO day 551: Malaysia’s Covid-19 deaths at 23,067, daily new cases at 14,954

PUTRAJAYA, 19 Sept 2021:

Malaysia has passed yet another grim milestone with 324 more lives lost to Covid-19, raising the death toll to 23,067, according to the latest Health Ministry’s CovidNow website update.

The casualties were reported in Selangor (146), Johor (54), Penang (35), Kedah (24), Perak (15), Sabah (13), Kelantan (12), Sarawak (11), Kuala Lumpur (7), Melaka (7), Negeri Sembilan (5) and Pahang (5).

Daily additions to Covid-19 infections further dropped to 14,954 persons testing positive, raising the nation’s tally to 2,097,830 cases.

The seven states with 4-figure new cases are Sarawak (2,707), Selangor (2,028), Johor (1,948), Kelantan (1,420), Sabah (1,356), Penang (1,259) and Perak (1,222).

Triple digits were recorded in Kedah (809), Pahang (705), Terengganu (671), Kuala Lumpur (383), Melaka (207) and Negeri Sembilan (144). Fewest new cases were reported in Putrajaya (19) and Perlis (76) while Labuan had none.

There were nine Malaysians among the 11 imported cases, local transmissions involved 13,580 citizens (90.9%) and 1,363 foreigners. Of this total, 243 (1.6%) were hospitalised.

Active cases fell by another 1,980 to 219,359 – with 182,857 (83.4%) in home quarantine, 23,998 (10.9%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 11,339 (5.2%) hospitalised.

The number of patients at intensive care units further dipped to 882 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 312 suspected) as did those needing breathing aids down to 401 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 264 suspected).

In terms of Covid-19 vaccinations, 40,155,975 doses have been administered with 18,295,014 persons fully vaccinated – representing 56% of Malaysia’s total population or 78.2% of all adults. The nation’s target of 80% adult population being fully vaccinated is expected to be achieved by Tuesday Sept 21.

With another 3,643,412 persons having received their first jabs, over two thirds (67.2%) of Malaysia’s population have received at least one dose of the vaccine or 93.1% of all adults.

With this achievement, the CovidNow website revealed that all 21,928,551 registered have received the vaccines or appointments while 1,481,049 (6.3% of eligible adults) have not registered yet to be vaccinated.

There was a detention cluster in Penang (Kampung Selamat 2 Perai) among the 19 identified today, together with a high-risk group in Sarawak (KM19 Jalan Kuching-Serian) plus four community clusters in Johor (Jalan Sungai Mas Kota Tinggi), Kelantan (Kampung Siram Hulu Pasir Mas), Pahang (Bukit Tajau Maran) and Selangor (Kampung Baru Nelayan Sabak Bernam).

The 13 workplace clusters comprised:

  • 3 in Johor (Industri Jalan Haji Kamisan Segamat, Industri Sulong Utama Lapan Batu Pahat and Tanjong Laboh Tiga Setengah batu Pahat);
  • 4 in Pahang (Batu Lapan Lepar Pekan, Industri Bukit Koman Raub, Ladang Endau Rompin and Pasar Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands);
  • 2 in Perak (Industri Rishah 14 Kinta and Pangkor Laut);
  • 1 each in Kedah (Dah Asam Industri Kubang Pasu Kubang Pasu), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Ara Bangsar), Penang (Tapak Bina Jalan Trek Barat Daya) and Sarawak (Jalan Taman Raja Miri).

the 1,348 active clusters out of 5,282 identified todate contributed 1,038 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up another 8,478 cases and 5,427 came from other screenings.