story image
mk-logo
News
Covid-19 (Jan 22): 3,631 new cases, highest daily death count ever
Published:  Jan 22, 2021 10:43 AM
Updated: 12:14 PM

COVID-19 |  The Health Ministry today reported 18 new Covid-19 related deaths - the highest ever - amidst 3,631 new Covid-19 cases nationwide. 

The Klang Valley reported the highest number of cases (34.6 percent) followed by Johor (12.83 percent) and Sabah (12.48 percent).

In Selangor, one in seven new cases were detected among those suffering from symptoms. Those with symptoms are more likely to spread the Covid-19 virus.

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 42,814 ↑ (1,058 more than the previous day, new record)
  • Patients in ICU: 251 ↓ (9 less than the previous day)
  • Intubated patients: 102 ↓ (1 less than the previous day)
  • Deaths: 18 (new record)

New cases

Of the 3,631 new cases, six were imported. Sarawak (229), Terengganu (178), Kelantan (161) and Putrajaya (39) reported a record-high number of new cases. 

Selangor (782)
Existing clusters: 129
New clusters: 24 (Jalan Sungai Chandong, Putra Tujuh)
Close contacts: 421
Other screenings: 208

Johor (466)
Existing clusters: 169
New clusters: 63 (Jalan Perwira, Jalan Skudai, Jalan Indah Gemilang, Tembok Renggam, Selasih Perindu)
Close contacts: 144
Other screenings: 90

Sabah (453)
Existing clusters: 20
New clusters: 34 (Ladang Desa Jerocco)
Close contacts: 292
Other screenings: 107

Kuala Lumpur (435)
Existing clusters: 49
Close contacts: 211
Imported: 6
Other screenings: 169

Sarawak (229)
Existing clusters: 122
Other screenings: 107

Pulau Pinang (202)
Existing clusters: 61
Close contacts: 42
Other screenings: 99

Negeri Sembilan (197)
Existing clusters: 64
Close contacts: 97
Other screenings: 36

Terengganu (178)
Existing clusters: 24
Close contacts: 124
Other screenings: 30

Kedah (166)
Existing clusters: 10
Close contacts: 67
Other screenings: 89

Kelantan (161)
Existing clusters: 10
Close contacts: 113
Other screenings: 38

Perak (138)
Existing clusters: 19
Close contacts: 79
Other screenings: 40

Malacca (82)
Existing clusters: 26
Close contacts: 32
Other screenings: 24

Pahang (61)
Existing clusters: 16
New clusters: 6 (Kampung Paya Siput, Tanjung Lumpur)
Close contacts: 29
Other screenings: 10

Putrajaya (39)
Existing clusters: 6
New clusters: 9 (Putra Tujuh)
Close contacts: 11
Other screenings: 13

Labuan (29)
Existing clusters: 7
New clusters: 5 (Jalan Kinabenua)
Close contacts: 12
Other screenings: 5

Perlis (13)
Close contacts: 7
Other screenings: 6

Deaths

Of the 18 casualties, Selangor reported the most (9) followed by Sabah (3), Kuala Lumpur (2) and Sarawak (2). Johor and Penang respectively reported one case. The national cumulative death toll has reached 660. 

The Klang Valley's Covid-19 cumulative death toll as a proportion of the national total has hit 23.8 percent, up from 15 percent at the beginning of the year. Conversely, Sabah's proportion has gone down from 55 percent of the national total to 47 percent during the same time period. 

Details of the deceased are as follows:

'Patient 106,355'  - Female, 79, passed away at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Kluang, Johor

'Patient 113,246'  - Male, 85, passed away at the Kinabatangan Hospital, Sabah

'Patient 133,568'  - Male, 83, passed away at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan, Sabah

'Patient 152,483'  - Female, 66, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 157,810'  - Female, 59, passed away at the Kepala Batas Hospital, Pulau Pinang

'Patient 161,279'  - Male, 93, passed away at the Sibu Hospital, Sarawak

'Patient 163,341'  - Female, 66, passed away at the Lahad Datu Hospital, Sabah

'Patient 169,893'  - Female, 85, passed away at the Ampang Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 169,894'  - Male, 88, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 169,895'  - Male, 88, passed away at the Ampang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

'Patient 169,903'  - Female, 78, passed away at the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 169,904'  - Female, 46, passed away at the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 169,911'  - Male, 32, passed away at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang, Selangor

'Patient 169,913'  - Male, 82, passed away at the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital, Selangor

'Patient 170,770'  - Male, 45, passed away at the Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

'Patient 170,780'  - Male, 68, passed away at the Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

'Patient 175,617'  - Male, 58, passed away at the Miri Hospital, Sarawak

'Patient 169,914'  - Foreign male, 40, passed away at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang, Selangor

Clusters

The Health Ministry said there were 355 active Covid-19 clusters that are being monitored of which 86 reported new cases today. The largest number of new cases came from the Pasai cluster (112 cases) which began in Sibu, Sarawak. 

Another 12 new clusters were classified today. Details as follows:


Jalan Indah Gemilang cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi, Johor
Locality/Source: Jalan Indah Gemilang, Taman Perindustrian Gemilang, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace factory
First case: Jan 18
Total infected: 13 out of 53 screened

Jalan Perwira cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Hostels along Jalan Perwira, Taman Century, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace, security company serving a mall
First case: Jan 22
Total infected: 43 out of 46 screened

Selasih Perindu cluster
District(s): Kulai, Johor
Locality/Source: Rumah kongsi in Kawasan Perindustrian Senai Jaya
Cluster category: Workplace, factory
First case: Jan 9
Total infected: 106 out of 365 screened

Jalan Sungai Chandong cluster
District(s): Klang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Hostel at Perdana Industrial Park, Port Klang
Cluster category: Workplace, factory
First case: Jan 20
Total infected: 44 out of 80 screened

Jalan Kinabenua cluster
District(s): Labuan
Locality/Source: Jalan Kinabenua, Sungai Keling
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 21, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 8 out of 101 screened

Ladang Desa Jerocco cluster
District(s): Kinabatangan, Sabah
Locality/Source: Desa Jerocco
Cluster category: Workplace, palm oil estate
First case: Jan 13, index cases with symptoms
Total infected: All 38 who were screened

Kampung Paya Siput cluster
District(s): Temerloh, Pahang
Locality/Source: Kampung Paya Siput, Lanchang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 17
Total infected: 10 out of 48 screened

Serkam Tengah cluster
District(s): Jasin, Alor Gajah, Melaka Tengah, Malacca
Locality/Source: Kampung Serkam Tengah
Cluster category: Community
First case: Jan 13, index case with influenza-Like illness
Total infected: 31 out of 131 screened

Tanjung Lumpur cluster
District(s): Kuantan, Pahang
Locality/Source: Tanjung Lumpur
Cluster category: Community
First case: Jan 18, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 11 out of 85 screened

Tembok Renggam cluster
District(s): Kluang, Johor
Locality/Source: Detainees and staff at the Simpang Renggam prison
Cluster category: At-risk groups, prison
First case: Jan 17, pre-treatment screening
Total infected: 31 out of 69 screened

Putra Tujuh cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor; Putrajaya
Locality/Source: Putrajaya Hospital
Cluster category: At risk groups
First case: Jan 22, pre-procedure screening
Total infected: 12 out of 191 screened

Jalan Skudai cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: hemodialysis centre, Jalan Skudai
Cluster category: At risk groups
First case: Jan 22, pre-ward screening
Total infected: 18 out of 251 screened


Keep up with the latest information on the outbreak in the country with Malaysiakini's free Covid-19 tracker.

Malaysiakini is providing free access to the most important updates on the coronavirus pandemic. You can find them here.

Help keep independent media alive - subscribe to Malaysiakini.

View Comments
ADS
Most Read
Most Commented
Most Recent
ADS