PUTRAJAYA, 14 Oct 2021:
Just four days into the lifting of border travel restrictions, the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 has crept up to 8,084, raising Malaysia’s tally to 2,369,613 infections.
There were 15 Malaysians among the 21 imported cases, local transmissions involved 7,594 citizens (94.2%) and 469 foreigners. Of this total, 133 persons (1.6%) had to be hospitalised.
The 12,456 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,240,345 (94.5%) as active cases further fell by 2,950 to 106,047 – with 82,634 (77.9%) in home quarantine, 15,228 (14.4%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 7,463 (7% hospitalised.
Reductions were seen at intensive care units with 683 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 19 suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 286 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 81 suspected).
The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another 68 fatalities to raise the confirmed death toll to 27,593 – due to a seven-day backlog for testing – inclusive of another 12 brought-in-dead raising this sad toll to 5,568.
There was an education cluster in Johor (Jalan Jaya Simpang Renggam) among the 17 identified today, together with three high-risk groups in Penang (Jalan Free School, Lorong Rambutan Tiga and Lorong Nenas Satu).
The four community clusters are in Johor (Jalan Sena Kulai), Kelantan (Kampung Tebing Tinggi Kemumin Kota Bharu), Melaka (Belimbing Dalam Alor Gajah) and Perak (Kampung Sungai Bil Muallim).
The remaining nine workplace clusters are in Johor (Industri Jalan Budi Batu Pahat, Jalan Selatan 11 JB, Jalan Tropika Kulai and Tapak Bina Mutiara Mas Utama JB), Negeri Sembilan (Tapak Bina Jalan BBN Dua Seremban), Pahang (Jalan Industri Sembilan Temerloh), Penang (Lorong Perusahaan Utama Perai) and Selangor (Industri Jalan Korporat Tiga and Industri Sungai Rasau 35-2 – both in Klang).
There are 744 active clusters out of 5,641 identified todate.