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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Covid-19 (Mar 4): 2,063 new cases, sudden increase in Sarawak and Penang

 


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,063 new cases amidst a sudden increase in Penang and Sarawak. 

Selangor reported the highest number of cases (630) followed by Sarawak and Penang. 

Penang reported 337 new cases after a daily average of 112 for a week. Sarawak reported 361 new cases after averaging 220 a day the week prior.

While the spike in Penang can be attributed to new workplace clusters, including a construction site, the spike in Sarawak was due to a large number (166) of new cases attributed to "other screenings".

Malaysians comprised 69.1 percent of new cases. 

  • Active cases: 23,161
  • Patients in ICUs: 193
  • Intubated: 99

Deaths

Five new Covid-19 deaths were reported today in Selangor (3), Kuala Lumpur (1) and Pahang (1). 

The victims were all Malaysian citizens in their 70s. The national death toll currently stands at 1,153. 

Details of the victims can be found on Kini News Lab's Covid-19 tracker website.

Clusters

There are currently 490 active Covid-19 clusters of which 76 had new cases. 

The cluster with the most number of new cases was the Lorong Kebun cluster (90) in Penang which was declared on Feb 24. 

There were 14 new clusters classified by the Health Ministry today. 

 Of those, only two were not discovered as a result of targeted screening of workplaces. One cluster was the result of a funeral on Feb 17. 

Jalan Bukit Tiga cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Kawasan Perusahaan Bukit Angkat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 2, targeted screening
Total infected: 14 out of 140 screened

Jalan Kebun Nenas cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah and Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Kebun Nenas, Bukit Mertajam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 28, targeted screening
Total infected: 94 out of 326 screened

Jalan Damansara cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: Shopping centre in Jalan Damansara
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 11 out of 70 screened

Industri Subang cluster
District(s): Petaling, Klang and Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Taman Perindustrian Subang Utama
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 2, targeted screening
Total infected: 47 out of 171 screened

Jasmine Empat cluster
District(s): Hulu Selangor, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Jasmine 4, Bukit Beruntung
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 1, targeted screening
Total infected: 17 out of 351 screened

Lagenda Suria cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Supermarket in Jalan Lagenda Suria 3
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 28, targeted screening
Total infected: 31 out of 63 screened

Jalan Distripark B6 cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan DPB/6, Zon Perindustrian Bebas Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 25 out of 63 screened

Jalan Maju Satu cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Maju 1, Taman Perindustrian Desa Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 10 out of 90 screened

Jalan Kabel Gemilang cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Gemilang 1, Taman Perindustrian Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 12 out of 22 screened

Batu 21 cluster
District(s): Kulai and Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Batu 21, Jalan Pontian
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 26, targeted screening
Total infected: 15 out of 91 screened

Tapak Bina Queens Waterfront cluster
District(s): Barat Daya and Timur Laut, Pulau Pinang
Locality/Source: Construction site in Bayan Lepas
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 26, targeted screening
Total infected: 145 out of 709 screened

Tapak Bina Nilam Sari cluster
District(s): Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: Construction site in Taman Nilam Sari, Temiang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 26, targeted screening
Total infected: 30 out of 84 screened

Jalan Limau Manis cluster
District(s): Kluang and Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Funeral in Jalan Limau Manis (Feb 17)
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 4, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 13 out of 49 screened

Persiaran Kempas Baru cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Medical centre in Persiaran Kempas Baru
Cluster category: At-risk groups
First case: Feb 22, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 27 out of 150 screened


Here are the new cases by states:

Selangor (630)

Existing clusters: 61
New cluster(s): 73 (Jasmine Empat, Lagenda Suria, Jalan Bukit Tiga, Jalan Damansara, dan Industri Subang)
Close contacts: 392
Imported: 2
Other screenings: 102

Sarawak (361)
Existing clusters: 84
Close contacts: 111
Other screenings: 166

Penang (337)
Existing clusters: 97
New cluster(s): 177 (Tapak Bina Queens Waterfront dan Jalan Bukit Nenas)
Close contacts: 32
Other screenings: 31

Johor (255)
Existing clusters: 36
New cluster(s): 75 (Jalan Kabel Gemilang, Jalan Maju Satu, Jalan Limau Manis, Batu 21, Jalan Distripark B6, dan Persiaran Kempas Baru)
Close contacts: 83
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 60

Kuala Lumpur (120)
Existing clusters: 48
Close contacts: 36
Imported: 6
Other screenings: 30

Perak (101)
Existing clusters: 89
Close contacts: 12

Negeri Sembilan (91)
Existing clusters: 41
New cluster(s): 24 (Tapak Bina Nilam Sari)
Close contacts: 21
Other screenings: 5

Sabah (78)
Existing clusters: 24
Close contacts: 40
Other screenings: 14

Kelantan (44)
Existing clusters: 23
Close contacts: 12
Other screenings: 9

Pahang (13)
Existing clusters: 8
Close contacts: 5

Kedah (12)
Close contacts: 8
Other screenings: 4

Terengganu (10)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 6

Putrajaya (7)
Existing cluster: 1
Close contacts: 6

Malacca (3)
Existing cluster: 1
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 1

Perlis (1)
Other screenings: 1

- Mkini

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