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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Covid-19 (Feb 28): 2,437 new infections, cumulative cases cross 300k

 


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,437 new Covid-19 infections with all but two were locally transmitted.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 1,226 are Malaysians while another 1,209 are non-citizens.

Today also marked a milestone as the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Malaysia crossed the 300,000-mark. 

Cumulative cases now stand at 300,752 against 273,417 cumulative recoveries.

  • Active cases: 26,205
  • Patients in ICU: 202
  • Intubated: 93

Recoveries outpaced new cases today, helping to bring down the number of active cases, a critical measure of the strain on hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 3,251 recoveries today.

However, the number of Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit increased by 12.

Deaths

A total of nine deaths were reported today, comprising eight Malaysians and one non-citizen.

The deaths were from Selangor (3), Sarawak (2), Malacca (1), Johor (1), Perak (1) and Kelantan (1).

The youngest today was a 57-year-old man at Selayang Hospital.

The remaining casualties were all aged 60 and above with the oldest being a 102-year-old stateless woman.

Details of the deaths can be found on Kini New Lab's Covid-19 tracker portal.

Cases by state

Selangor (914)
Existing clusters: 123
New clusters: 307 (Perusahaan Jalan Bukit, Industri Waja, Jalan Selisik clusters)
Close contacts: 393
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 90

Johor (340)
Existing clusters: 148
New clusters: 44 (Batu Empat, Jalan Timah Tiga, Jalan Tanjung Empat, Jalan Desa Tropika clusters)
Close contacts: 69
Other screenings: 79

Kuala Lumpur (337)
Existing clusters: 47
New cluster: 180 (Bukit Kiara construction site cluster)
Close contacts: 59
Other screenings: 51

Perak (287)
Existing clusters: 279
Close contacts: 5
Other screenings: 3

Sarawak (171)
Existing clusters: 44
Close contacts: 70
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 56

Sabah (134)
Existing clusters: 71
Close contacts: 48
Other screenings: 15

Penang (105)
Existing clusters: 15
New cluster: 16 (Jalan Sungai Baong cluster)
Close contacts: 20
Other screenings: 54

Negeri Sembilan (65)
Existing clusters: 39
Close contacts: 11
Other screenings: 15

Kelantan (33)

Existing clusters: 7
Close contacts: 24
Other screenings: 2

Kedah (13)
Existing clusters: 4
Close contacts: 4
Other screenings: 5

Terengganu (12)

Existing clusters: 7
Close contacts: 3
Other screenings: 2

Pahang (11)

Existing clusters: 4
Close contacts: 5
Other screenings: 2

Malacca (10)
Existing clusters: 3
Close contacts: 6
Other screenings: 1

Putrajaya (3)
Existing clusters: 1
Other screenings: 2

Labuan (2)
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 1

No new Covid-19 cases were reported in Perlis today.

Clusters

A total of 491 out of 1,138 Covid-19 clusters are still active, and 89 of these clusters contributed to the new infections reported today.

Three clusters were declared resolved but nine clusters have emerged.

The clusters declared over are Jalan Rami Tiga, Lingkaran Maluri and Sri Plentong clusters.

As for the new clusters, four were in Johor, three in Selangor and one in Kuala Lumpur and Penang respectively. Details are as follow:

Jalan Timah Tiga cluster

District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Timah 3, Pasir Gudang Industrial Estate
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 21
Total infected: 31 out of 255 screened

Jalan Tanjung Empat cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Tanjung A/4, Gelang Patah
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 23
Total infected: 28 out of 66 screened

Jalan Desa Tropika cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Desa Tropika 1/1, Taman Perindustrian Tropika
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 28
Total infected: 10 out of 21 screened

Batu Empat cluster
District(s): Batu Pahat, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at Batu 4, Jalan Kluang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 22
Total infected: 8 out of 55 screened

Perusahaan Jalan Bukit cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Kawasan Perusahaan Bukit Angkat, Kajang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 28
Total infected: 262 out of 699 screened

Industri Waja cluster

District(s): Kuala Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Waja 16, Kawasan Perindustrian Telok Panglima Garang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 26
Total infected: 45 out of 248 screened

Jalan Selisik cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Selisik, Shah Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 1
Total infected: 17 out of 32 screened

Bukit Kiara construction site cluster
District(s): Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: A construction site along Jalan Bukit Kiara 1
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 25
Total infected: 181 out of 250 screened

Jalan Sungai Baong cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Sungai Baong, Furniture Industrial Estate
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 24
Total infected: 40 out of 93 screened

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