Covid-19 (Jan 13): 2,985 new cases, ICU bed use nearing 200

Modified 14 Jan 2021, 2:24 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,985 new cases while patients in intensive care are still trending upwards. 

The Klang Valley accounted for 38.1 percent of new cases followed by Johor and Sabah (17.9 percent) and Sabah (15.1 percent). A third of new cases in the Klang Valley are not from known clusters or detected through contact tracing. 

In Selangor, 89 new cases were from those with symptoms, who are more likely to spread the virus than those who are asymptomatic. The Selangor Health Department is the only department to furnish this category of data.

Malaysian citizens made up 70.7 percent of the new cases. As of yesterday, the country's RT-PCR testing capacity was 60,053 of which 50,316 tests were processed. 

In Sabah, 5,684 tests were conducted, 196 percent higher of capacity (2,900).

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 32,377 ↑ (1,987 more than the previous day, new record)
  • Patients in ICU: 197 ↑ (4 more than the previous day, new record)
  • Intubated patients: 79 ↓ (4 less than the previous day)
  • Deaths: 4

Of the 2,985 new cases, only two were imported and the rest locally transmitted. New cases by state at a glance: 

Selangor (837)
Existing clusters: 114
New clusters: 197 (Taman Integrity and Jalan Ijuk)
Contact tracing: 294
Other screenings: 232

Johor (535)
Existing clusters: 245
New clusters: 118 (Jalan Rami, Kota and Tanjung Megah)
Contact tracing: 60
Other screenings: 112

Sabah (450)
Existing clusters: 14
Contact tracing: 323
Other screenings: 113

Kuala Lumpur (289)
Existing clusters: 31
New clusters: 15 (Jalan Kasturi and Jalan Thamby)
Contact tracing: 96
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 146

Sarawak (166)
Existing clusters: 101
Contact tracing: 10
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 54

Pahang (143)
Existing clusters: 116
Contact tracing: 15
Other screenings: 12

Negeri Sembilan (106)
Existing clusters: 15
New cluster: 1 (Kampung Tengah)
Contact tracing: 70
Other screenings: 20

Penang (105)
Existing clusters: 34
Contact tracing: 39
Other screenings: 32

Kedah (97)
Existing clusters: 9
New clusters: 1 (Taman Batik)
Contact tracing: 35
Other screenings: 52

Kelantan (85)
Existing clusters: 9
New cluster: 3 (Bukit Bakar)
Contact tracing: 48
Other screenings: 25

Malacca (72)
Existing clusters: 11
New cluster: 2 (Dialisis Malim)
Contact tracing: 49
Other screenings: 10

Perak (61)
Existing clusters: 3
Contact tracing: 34
Other screenings: 24

Terengganu (27)
Existing clusters: 12
Contact tracing: 9
Other screenings: 6

Putrajaya (11)
Existing clusters: 1
Contact tracing: 5
Other screenings: 5

Perlis (1)
Other screenings: 1

Three of the four deaths reported were from Sabah. The youngest victim was 19. The cumulative Covid-19 death toll for Sabah had reached 287 or 51 percent of the national total (563). 

Details of the four deceased are as follows: 

Patient 67,314 - Male, 63, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah.

Patient 98,481 - Male, 77, passed away at the Enche' Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Johor. 

Patient 131,515 - Foreign male, 62, body brought to the Tawau Hospital, Sabah. 

Patient 138,626 - Foreign female, 19, body brought to the Hospital Papar.

The Health Ministry today classified 11 new clusters.

Taman Integrasi cluster

Main location: Rawang Integrated Industrial Park, Selangor

Affected Districts: Gombak

Type: Factory

Cases to date: 119

Jalan Ijuk cluster

Main location: Jalan Ijuk 26/5, Hicom Industrial Estate, Shah Alam, Selangor

Affected Districts: Petaling, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Klang and Hulu Langat

Type: Factory

Cases to date: 99

Jalan Rami cluster

Main location: Jalan Rami 4, Bukit Pasir Industrial Area, Muar, Johor

Affected Districts: Muar

Type: Pre-departure screening and workplace

Cases to date: 112

Kota cluster

Main location: Kampung Teluk Jeri, Tanjung Sedili, Johor

Affected Districts: Kota Tinggi

Type: Community, index case had symptoms

Cases to date: 57

Tanjung Megah cluster

Main location: Taman Megah, Johor

Affected Districts: Pontian

Type: Workplace, community

Cases to date: 12

Jalan Kasturi cluster

Main location: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur

Affected Districts: Lembah Pantai, Kepong

Type: Screening of security guard company

Cases to date: 16

Jalan Thamby cluster

Main location: Jalan Thamby Abdullah, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Affected Districts: Lembah Pantai

Type: Security guard company

Cases to date: 23

Taman Batik cluster

Main location: Taman Batik, Sungai Petani, Kedah

Affected Districts: Kuala Muda, Baling

Type: Supermarket, index case with symptoms

Cases to date: 9

Bukit Bakar cluster

Main location: Kampung Padang Malar, Bukit Bakar, Machang, Kelantan

Affected Districts: Machang

Type: Index case with symptoms

Cases to date: 18

Kampung Tengah cluster

Main location: Kampung Tengah, Mantin, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Affected Districts: Seremban

Type: Wedding

Cases to date: 20

Dialisis Malim cluster

Main location: Jalan Malim, Balai Panjang, Malacca

Affected Districts: Melaka Tengah, Alor Gajah

Type: Dialysis centre

Cases to date: 13