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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Covid-19 (April 29): 3,332 new cases, Selangor surpasses 1k mark again

 


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 3,332 new cases of Covid-19 today, the second day in a row that infections have exceeded the 3,000 mark.

Selangor also reported 1,083 cases, the second day it has reported four-digit infections. This is the highest number of cases in the state since Feb 18 (1,013).

On the flip side, 1,943 Covid-19 patients recovered today but they were outpaced by new infections, contributing to a rise in active cases and increasing the strain on Covid-19 hospitals.

Active cases are now at their highest since Feb 25 (28,337).

  • Active cases: 28,093
  • Patients in ICUs: 309
  • Intubated: 147

New cases by states

Selangor recorded the highest number of new infections today with 1,083 cases, most of which (705) were identified through contact tracing.

This was followed by Sarawak at 522 cases, Kelantan at 401 cases and Kuala Lumpur at 359 cases.

Overall, the Klang Valley accounted for 43.55 percent (1,451 cases) of new infections while East Malaysia made up 19.6 percent (653 cases) of the fresh infections.

Deaths

There were 15 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 1,492.

The new deaths were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (4), Selangor (3), Sarawak (2), Sabah (1), Kelantan (4) and Johor (1).

The youngest victim was a 26-year-old woman who died at Tawau Hospital with no history of chronic illness. The remaining deaths were aged between 46 and 91.

For a detailed breakdown of the reported deaths today, please refer to our Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

A total of 378 out of 1,638 clusters are still active. From the active clusters, 83 of them contributed to the new cases today.

This includes the 12 clusters reported today as well as another four that were declared resolved.

Three of the new clusters involve schools operated by the Education Ministry, while six are community clusters or involve religious services.

Meanwhile, the resolved clusters are: Tapak Bina Jalan Usahawan, Jalan Azlan, Banggol Chicha and Jalan Sebelas].

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Bukit Rotan cluster
District(s): Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Petaling and Klang in Selangor; Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: A funeral held at Bukit Rotan, Kuala Selangor on April 16
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 24, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 16 out of 45 screened

Sileng Dayak cluster
District(s): Lundu and Kuching in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Kampung Sileng Dayak, Lundu
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 22, index case symptoms
Total infected: 72 out of 1,740 screened

Kampung Pemanok cluster
District(s): Machang in Kelantan
Locality/Source: Kampung Pemanok, Machang
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 22, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 27 out of 53 screened

Raub Jaya cluster
District(s): Raub, Lipis and Bentong in Pahang
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Taman Raub Jaya, Raub
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 23, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 54 out of 270 screened

Tabuan Jaya cluster
District(s): Kuching, Serian and Samarahan in Sarawak
Locality/Source: School at Tabuan Jaya, Kuching
Cluster category: MOE educational institution
First case: April 17, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 22 out of 252 screened

Batu Lada cluster
District(s): Kuala Krai and Machang in Kelantan
Locality/Source: School at Jalan Batu Lada, Kuala Krai
Cluster category: MOE educational institution
First case: April 22, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 21 out of 191 screened

Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: School at Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: MOE educational institution
First case: April 26, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 12 out of 279 screened

Jalan RP Tiga cluster
District(s): Gombak and Hulu Selangor in Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory at Jalan RP 3, Kawasan Industri Rawang Perdana, Gombak
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 27, targeted screening
Total infected: 46 out of 128 screened

Jalan Tiga Belas – Tiga cluster
District(s): Petaling in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan 13/3, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 23, targeted screening
Total infected: 14 out of 164 screened

Jalan Adika Raja cluster
District(s): Hulu Perak in Perak and Baling in Kedah
Locality/Source: Training centre at Jalan Adika Raja, Pengkalan Hulu, Hulu Perak
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 34 out of 88 screened

Kampung Parit Bunga cluster
District(s): Tangkak in Johor
Locality/Source: Kampung Parit Bunga Raya Hujung, Bukit Gambir, Tangkak
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 8 out of 18 screened

Jalan Pokok Assam cluster
District(s): Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak
Locality/Source: Kampung Pokok Assam, Taiping
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 19, index case with symptoms

Total infected: 14 out of 38 screened

- Mkini

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