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Covid-19 (Jan 23): New record high for infections, patients discharged

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Modified 23 Jan 2021, 12:23 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 4,275 new cases of Covid-19 as of noon today, a new record high.

It also reported a new record for recoveries with 4,313 patients being discharged.

This led to the first decrease in active cases in over 15 days.

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 42,769 ↓ (45 less than the previous day)

  • Patients in ICU: 260 ↑ (9 more than the previous day)

  • Intubated patients: 103 ↑ (1 more than the previous day)

  • Deaths: 7

New cases

Of the new cases reported today, 11 were imported.

The Health Ministry also said that only 26 new cases were tied to a prison or detention centre cluster.

The surge in cases in Malacca is tied to the Tapak Bina Bali Residence construction site cluster (203 cases).

A breakdown of cases by states is as follows:

Selangor (1,421)

Existing clusters: 122
New cluster (Tapak Bina Lebuh Puteri): 19
Close contacts: 818
Other screenings: 466

Kuala Lumpur (548)
Existing clusters: 18
New clusters (Kilang Setapak, Tapak Bina Jalan Wangsa): 75
Close contacts: 239
Imported: 10
Other screenings: 206

Sabah (498)
Existing clusters: 34
New cluster (Bombalai): 2
Close contacts: 343
Other screenings: 119

Johor (425)
Existing clusters: 45
New clusters (Jalan Canggih, Persiaran Tanjung, Jalan Timah Dua): 66
Close contacts: 142
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 171

Malacca (278)
Existing clusters: 8
New clusters (Tapak Bina Bali Residence, Tembok Sungai Udang): 206
Close contacts: 40
Other screenings: 24

Perak (208)
Existing clusters: 22
Close contacts: 117
Other screenings: 69

Sarawak (193)
Existing clusters: 148
Other screenings: 45

Penang (162)
Existing clusters: 72
Close contacts: 47
Other screenings: 43

Terengganu (131)
Existing clusters: 3
New clusters (Kampung Bukit Biah, Kampung Guntong Luar): 15
Close contacts: 46
Other screenings: 67

Negeri Sembilan (108)
Existing clusters: 17
Close contacts: 54
Other screenings: 37

Kedah (105)
Existing clusters: 8
Close contacts: 44
Other screenings: 53

Kelantan (78)
Existing clusters: 5
Close contacts: 42
Other screenings: 31

Pahang (75)
Existing clusters: 20
Close contacts: 36
Other screenings: 19

Putrajaya (35)
Existing clusters: 5
Close contacts: 22
Other screenings: 8

Perlis (7)
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 6

Labuan (3)
Existing cluster: 1
Other screenings: 2

Deaths

Of the seven fatalities reported, three were from the Klang Valley and all were Malaysian citizens.

The national cumulative Covid-19 death toll has now reached 667.

Details of the deceased are as follows:

Patient 135,793 - Male, 69, passed away at the Malacca Hospital, Malacca

Patient 140,367 - Female, 50, passed away at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital, Batu Pahat, Johor

Patient 147,394 - Male, 74, passed away at the Sibu Hospital, Sarawak

Patient 152,504 - Male, 42, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor

Patient 173,298 - Female, 82, passed away at the Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital, Cheras, Selangor

Patient 174,069 - Male, 46, passed away at the Selayang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

Patient 174,599 - Male, 52, passed away at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru, Johor

Clusters

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said the ministry is concerned by the recent increase in workplace clusters.

However, he said this may be due to there being more targeted screenings.

Of the 350 new clusters reported up until Jan 22, 225 (64.3 percent) were workplace-related.

Meanwhile, clusters that reported the highest case increases today were Tapak Bina Bali Residence (203), Pasai (132), and Beringin (74)

There were 11 new clusters reported today. Their details are as follows:

Tapak Bina Bali Residence cluster District(s): Melaka Tengah, Alor Gajah, Malacca
Locality/Source: Kawasan Bandar V1 construction site
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 13
Total infected: 204 out of 403 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Wangsa cluster
District(s): Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Wangsa Maju
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 45 out of 289 screened

Kampung Bukit Biah cluster
District(s): Hulu Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Besut, Kemaman, Terengganu
Locality/Source: Kampung Bukit Biah
Cluster category: Religious
First case: Jan 16
Total infected: 39 out of 131 screened

Jalan Timah Dua cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Pasir Gudang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 34 out of 281 screened

Persiaran Tanjung cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Kampung Tanjung Langsat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 33 out of 151 screened

Kilang Setapak cluster
District(s): Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Setapak
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 30 out of 48 screened

Tembok Sungai Udang cluster
District(s): Melaka Tengah, Malacca
Locality/Source: Sungai Udang detention centre
Cluster category: Detention Centre
First case: Jan 15
Total infected: 25 out of 53 screened

Jalan Canggih cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Jalan Canggih, Ulu Tiram
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 22 out of 457 screened

Tapak Bina Lebuh Puteri cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: Bandar Puteri Puchong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23
Total infected: 19 out of 200 screened

Kampung Bombalai cluster
District(s): Tawau, Kalabakan, Sabah
Locality/Source: Kampung Bombala
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 16
Total infected: 16 out of 59 screened

Kampung Guntong Luar cluster
District(s): Setiu, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu
Locality/Source: Kampung Guntong Luar
Cluster category: Community
First case: Jan 14
Total infected: 13 out of 65 screened


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