Covid-19 (Jan 12): 3,309 new cases, 190 in ICU - new records set

Modified 12 Jan 2021, 12:21 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry (MOH) today reported a record-setting 3,309 new Covid-19 cases and 190 patients in intensive care, a day before a large part of the country goes into a movement control order (MCO) lockdown. 

Nearly a third of the new cases were reported in Selangor (1,007) of which 12 percent were not detected among targeted groups (clusters, factory or construction workers and close contacts), according to state health department data. 

Half of the new cases in Selangor were attributed to the Hulu Langat and Klang districts.

While new cases in Klang are mostly from known clusters, new cases in Hulu Langat do not appear to be driven by any particular clusters but it should be noted that the Kajang mukim (locality) had the highest number of cases detected among those with symptoms from hitherto unknown sources.

Two new clusters were from dialysis centres. 

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 30,390 ↑ (1,836 more than the previous day)

  • Patients in ICU: 190 ↑ ( 3 more than the previous day, new record)

  • Intubated patients: 83 ↓ (4 less than the previous day)

  • Deaths: 4

New cases at a glance: 

Selangor (1,007)
Existing clusters: 301
New clusters: 92
Close contact: 462
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 181

Johor (442)
Existing clusters: 318
Close contact: 77
Other screenings: 47

Sabah (409)
Existing clusters: 26
Close contact: 260
Other screenings: 123

Kuala Lumpur (326)
Existing clusters: 86
New clusters: 42
Close contact: 115
Imported: 4
Other screenings: 79

Penang (317)
Existing clusters: 119
Close contact: 81
Other screenings: 117

Perak (241)
Existing clusters: 202
Close contact: 24
Other screenings: 15

Sarawak (146)
Existing clusters: 101
New clusters: 20
Close contact: 3
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 21

Pahang (96)
Existing clusters: 71
Close contact: 16
Other screenings: 9

Kelantan (86)
Existing clusters: 17
New clusters: 8
Close contact: 47
Other screenings: 14

Negeri Sembilan (85)
Existing clusters: 17
Close contact: 46
Other screenings: 14

Kedah (62)
Existing clusters: 24
Close contact: 29
Other screenings: 9

Putrajaya (36)
Existing clusters: 2
New clusters: 9
Close contact: 20
Other screenings: 5

Malacca (21)
Existing clusters: 7
Close contact: 13
Other screenings: 1

Terengganu (2O)
Existing clusters: 2
New clusters: 2
Close contact: 12
Other screenings: 4

Labuan (15)
Close contact: 8

Other screenings: Of the four reported new deaths, three were in Selangor and one in Perak. The national cumulative Covid-19 death toll stood at 559. Details of the victim, all Malaysian citizens, are as follows:

Patient 121,322 - Male, 67, Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor.

Patient 124,204 - Male, 60, Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor.

Patient 136,910 - Female, 52, Taiping Hospital (attributed to Selangor).

Patient 137,787 - Male, 69, Raja Pemaisuri Bainun Hospital, Perak.

The MOH today classified 11 new clusters. [Editor's note: Malaysiakini's reporting format for new clusters have changed to better emphasise locations, which have been included in MOH's cluster reportings since Jan 11, 2021]

The Jalan Manan cluster

Main location: Jalan Haji Abdul Manan, off Jalan Meru

Affected districts: Klang, Selangor

Type: Workplace

Cases to date: 83

Persiaran Kuala cluster

Main location: Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Selangor

Affected districts: Petaling, Klang and Sabak Bernam

Type: Factory

Cases to date: 44

Udarama cluster

Main location: Komplex Udarama

Affected districts: Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lupur

Type: Security guard company

Cases to date: 21

Iris cluster

Main location: Iris Apartment, Kuala Lumpur

Affected districts: Lambah Pantai

Type: Supermarket

Cases to date: 11

Jalan Kiara cluster

Main location: Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Affected districts: Kepong, Cheras

Type: Supermarket

Cases to date: 22

Dialisis Batu cluster

Main location: Taman Perindustrian IKS, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Affected districts: Titiwangsa, Cheras and Kepong

Type: Dialysis centre

Cases to date: 6

Bukit Sekubong cluster

Main location: Rumah Jilan, Bukit Sekubong, Sebauh.

Affected districts: Bintulu, Sarawak

Type: Residential

Cases to date: 21

Kampung Badak cluster

Main location: Kampung Badak, Bachok, Kelantan

Affected districts: Bachok, Kota Bharu

Type: Index case had symptoms and had travelled to Selangor

Cases to date: 39

Taman Kesedar cluster

Main location: Taman Kesedar Jaya, Gua Musang, Kelantan

Affected districts: Gua Musang

Type: Index case had symptoms and had travelled to Kuala Lumpur

Cases to date: 14

Dialisis Putra cluster

Main location: Precinct 9, Putrajaya

Affected districts: Putrajaya

Type: Dialysis centre

Cases to date: 10

Permint Harmoni cluster

Main location: Taman Permint Harmoni, Jalan Kemajuan, Kuala Terengganu

Affected districts: Kuala Terengganu

Type: Index case developed a severe acute respiratory infection

Cases to date: 8


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