Post-MCO day 3: Daily new Covid-19 cases rise to 7,950

PUTRAJAYA, 13 Oct 2021:

There was an increase in the number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 from yesterday with 7,950 new infections, raising Malaysia’s tally to 2,361,529 cases, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily report.

Among the 28 imported cases were 21 Malaysians, local transmissions involved 7,275 citizens (91.8%) and 646 foreigners. Of this total, 133 (1.7%) persons had to be hospitalised.

The 10,832 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,227,889 (94.3%) as active cases further reduced by 3,382 to 108,997 – with 85,383 (78.3%) in home quarantine, 15,387 (14.1%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 7,505 (6.9%) hospitalised.

Improvements at intensive care units saw 710 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 15 suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 304 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 76 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another 103 fatalities to bring the death toll to 27,525, inclusive of another 26 brought-in-dead to raise this tally to 5,556. Confirmation of deaths have at least a 7-day backlog, due to extra testing needed.

There are two education clusters in Kedah (Dah Taman Melor Kuala Muda) and Negeri Sembilan (Persiaran Lavender Dua Seremban) among the 13 identified today, together with a high-risk group in Selangor (Jalan Pegawai Sabak Bernam) and a detention cluster in Sabah (DTI Bekenu Subis).

The three community clusters are in Pahang (Bukit Damar Temerloh) and Sarawak (Ensurai and Menuang – both in Limbang).

The remainder six workplace clusters are in Kedah (Dah Putih Industri Kulim), Melaka (Industri Jalan Usaha Enam) and Selangor (Industri Jalan Sembilan Olak Lempit Kuala Langat, Industri Jalan Zurah Lima Hulu Selangor, Jalan Haji Taib Salak Sepang and Tapak Bina Persiaran Bukit Raja 2 Klang).

Active clusters stand at 762 out of 5,624 identified todate.