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Klang Valley records quarter of new Covid-19 cases nationwide

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Modified 15 Oct 2020, 11:45 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 589 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today of which 27.2 percent were from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya alone.

Leading indicators in brief:

  • Active cases = 5,945 ↑ (10th straight day a new record set)

  • Patients in intensive care = 103 ↓

  • Intubated patients = 31 ↓

  • Deaths = 3 ↓

Sabah continued to report the highest number of new cases (304) followed by Selangor (150 new cases) and Perak (50 new cases).

There were three new deaths attributed to Covid-19 recorded today - all in Sabah. Details are as follows:

- Malaysian female, 54, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. Has a history of other illnesses.

- Foreign male, 68, passed away at the Tawau Hospital. Has a history of other illnesses.

- Foreign female, 100, passed away at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan. No details provided.

Malaysia has reported deaths due to Covid-19 for eight days straight, all in Sabah and 29 deaths in total.

As of noon yesterday, Sabah had 3,242 active Covid-19 cases or 56.2 percent of all active cases in the country. The latest active case numbers for Sabah has yet to be released by the state's health department at the time of writing.

Over at the Klang Valley territories of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, there were 160 new cases, up from 75 yesterday.

The spike in new cases in Selangor was linked to the existing Utama cluster, which contributed 105 new cases.

Of the 589 new cases in the country today, only three were not locally transmitted. The locally transmitted cases involved 453 citizens and 133 foreigners.

The Health Ministry also reported that they have classified four new clusters today.

A breakdown of the source of new cases are as follows:

Sabah (304 new cases)

- Close contact screening - 165 cases

- Other types of screening - 101 cases

- Existing clusters - 25 cases

- Olive cluster - 13 cases

Selangor (150 new cases)

- Existing clusters - 125 cases

- Close contact tracing - 13 cases

- Symptomatic screening - 9 cases

- Other types of screening - 3 cases

Perak (52 new cases)

- Existing clusters - 50 cases

- Bah Pengkalan cluster - 2 cases

Kedah (31 new cases)

- Tembok cluster (existing) - 28 cases

- Symptomatic screening - 3 cases

Penang (16 new cases)

- Existing clusters - 15 cases

- Symptomatic screening - 1 case

Negeri Sembilan (11 new cases)

- Close contact screening - 9 cases

- Bah Kasturi cluster (existing) - 1 case

- Returnee from Sabah - 1 case

Kuala Lumpur (9 new cases)

- Existing cluster - 4 cases

- Returnee from Sabah - 2 cases

- Other types of screening - 2 cases

- Close contact screening - 1 case

Labuan (6 new cases)

- Returnee from Sabah - 3 cases

- Saguking cluster - 2 cases

- Bundle cluster (existing) - 1 case

Sarawak (2 new cases)

- Returnee from Sabah - 1 case

- Close contact screening - 1 case

Malacca (2 new cases)

- Close contact screening - 1 case

- Symptomatic screening - 1 case

Kelantan (2 new cases)

- Other types of screening - 2 cases

Putrajaya (1 new case)

- Bah Pasir cluster - 1 case

The four new clusters involved recent travel to Sabah.

The index case for the Olive cluster was identified in Selangor and close contact screening had resulted in 16 Covid-19 cases being detected.

This cluster is spread across the Hulu Langat district in Selangor, as well as the Kota Marudu and Penampang districts in Sabah.

The new Bah Pasir cluster involved individuals in the Port Dickson district in Negeri Sembilan as well as the Putrajaya district. A total of five cases are involved in this cluster so far.

The new Bah Pengkalan cluster was identified from two index patients in Hulu Perak. A total of six cases are attributed to this cluster.

In Labuan, the new Suguking cluster involved five cases.


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