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Covid-19 (Jan 24): 3,346 new cases, recoveries at record high of 4,427

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Modified 24 Jan 2021, 11:16 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 3,346 new cases of Covid-19 as of noon today.

On the flip side, it recorded a new high for recoveries with 4,427 Covid-19 patients cured.

This means the number of total active cases declined for the second consecutive day after 14 days of increase, helping to relieve the stress on the healthcare system.

However, the number of Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit continued to rise.

Leading indicators:

Active cases: 41,677 ↓ (1,092 less than the previous day)

Patients in ICU: 265 ↑ (5 more than the previous day)

Intubated patients: 102 ↓ (1 less than the previous day)

Deaths: 11 ↑ (4 more than the previous day)

The latest fatalities put the death toll at 678. Details are as follows:

Patient 115,262 - Male, 60, passed away at the Tawau Hospital [Sabah]

Patient 147,822 - Male, 83, passed away at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu [Terengganu]

Patient 171,999 - Male, 91, passed away at the Sibu Hospital [Sarawak]

Patient 172,507 - Male, 60, passed away at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, Kuala Terengganu [Terengganu]

Patient 175,859 - Male, 34, passed away at the Malacca Hospital [Malacca]

Patient 177,586 - Female, 61, passed away at a private medical centre [Selangor]

Patient 179,046 - Male, 85, passed away at the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Bahru [Johor]

Patient 179,047 - Male, 65, passed away at the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Bahru [Johor]

Patient 179,682 - Female, 54, brought in dead at Sibu Hospital [Sarawak]

Patient 179,708 - Female, 36, passed away at the Sibu [Sarawak]

Patient 156,800 - Foreign male, 68, brought in dead at  Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan [Sabah]      

A breakdown of new Covid-19 cases by states is as follows:

Selangor (950)
Existing clusters: 240
New cluster: 83 (Jalan Sebelas cluster)
Close contacts: 482
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 144

Sabah (431)
Existing clusters: 40
New clusters: 23 (Jalan Segama cluster & Ladang Segama cluster)
Close contacts: 298
Other screenings: 70

Kuala Lumpur (390)
Existing clusters: 33
New cluster: 44 (Sri Petaling construction site cluster)
Close contacts: 158
Imported: 3
Other screenings: 152

Johor (378)
Existing clusters: 59
New clusters: 29 (Keluli Tujuh cluster & Jalan Tengar cluster)
Close contacts: 171
Imported: 3
Other screenings: 116

Sarawak (255)
Existing clusters: 168
Other screenings: 87

Terengganu (179)
Existing clusters: 52
Close contacts: 89
Other screenings: 38

Negeri Sembilan (160)
Existing clusters: 50
New cluster: 12 (Bukit Emas cluster)
Close contacts: 46
Other screenings: 52

Melaka (152)
Existing clusters: 95
Close contacts: 39
Other screenings: 18

Pulau Pinang (90)
Existing clusters: 14
Close contacts: 26
Other screenings: 50

Kedah (85)
Existing clusters: 15
Close contacts: 28
Other screenings: 42

Kelantan (77)
Existing clusters: 4
Close contacts: 49
Other screenings: 24

Pahang (63)
Existing clusters: 15
Close contacts: 34
Other screenings: 14

Labuan (49)
Existing clusters: 19
Close contacts: 22
Other screenings: 8

Perak (46)
Existing clusters: 4
New cluster: 6 (Tembok Taiping cluster)
Close contacts: 17
Other screenings: 19

Putrajaya (38)
Existing clusters: 4
New cluster: 13 (Flora construction site cluster)
Close contacts: 13
Other screenings: 8

Perlis (3)
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 1

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, said a total of 348 out of 733 Covid-19 clusters are still active.

However, only 69 of these clusters reported new cases today.

Two clusters (Semambu and Keris Residence) were declared over but another nine clusters have emerged.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Ladang Segama cluster
District(s): Lahad Datu, Sabah
Locality/Source A plantation in Segama
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 17
Total infected: 22 out of 80 screened

Jalan Segama cluster
District(s): Lahad Datu, Sabah
Locality/Source: Along Jalan Segama
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 20
Total infected: 20 out of 40 screened

Keluli Tujuh cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at the Pasir Gudang industrial zone
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24
Total infected: 21 out of 91 screened

Jalan Tengar cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory along Jalan Tengar, Pasir Gudang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24
Total infected: 8 out of 95 screened

Jalan Sebelas cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
L
ocality/Source: A factory along Jalan KPB11A, Balakong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24
Total infected: 83 out of 715 screened

Sri Petaling construction site cluster
District(s): Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: A construction site in Sri Petaling
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24
Total infected: 44 out of 261 screened

Bukit Emas cluster

District(s): Seremban, Rembau and Jempol, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: A public institution at Bukit Emas, Seremban
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 16
Total infected: 46 out of 448 screened

Flora construction site cluster

District(s): Putrajaya
Locality/Source: A construction site at Presint 11, Putrajaya
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24
Total infected: 13 out of 58 screened

Tembok Taiping cluster

District(s): Larut, Matang and Selama, Perak
Locality/Source: A detention centre in Taiping
Cluster category: Detention centre
First case: Jan 18
Total infected: 42 out of 77 screened