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Covid-19 (Jan 29): Record 5,725 new cases, cumulative cases breach 200k mark
Published:  Jan 29, 2021 9:45 AM
Updated: 1:47 PM

COVID-19 | Malaysia today reported a record high 5,725 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the cumulative cases to 203,933.

The Klang Valley region reported the highest number of cases (3,829, or 66.9 percent of today's total) with Selangor reporting 3,126 new cases - nearly double what was reported yesterday. 

A single district alone - Petaling - contributed 1,530 new cases in Selangor. For details, click here. This district covers major townships such as Petaling Jaya, Bandar Utama, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Shah Alam, Sungai Buloh and Bukit Raja.

It has been 17 days since the entire Klang Valley region was placed under movement control order (MCO) lockdowns, which began on Jan 12.

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 45,478 ↑ (2,286 more than the previous day, new record)
  • Patients in ICU: 301 ↓ (2 less than the previous day)
  • Intubated patients: 115 ↓ (3 less than the previous day)
  • Deaths: 16

New cases by states in brief: 

Selangor (3,126)
Existing clusters: 912
New cluster(s): 20 (Persiaran Subang and Industri Indah)
Close contacts: 1,627
Other screenings: 567

Kuala Lumpur (687)
Existing clusters: 136
New cluster(s): 81 (Tapak Bina Jalan Klang and Tapak Bina Jalan Vista)
Close contacts: 193
Imported: 6
Other screenings: 271

Johor (684)
Existing clusters: 200
New cluster(s): 84 (Jalan Kota Burok, Jalan By Pass, Jalan Bistari Dua, Jalan Empayar and Jalan Rusa Scientex)
Close contacts: 266
Other screenings: 134

Sabah (288)
Existing clusters: 16
New cluster(s): 32 (Tinanom and Jalan Sepanggar)
Close contacts: 167
Other screenings: 73

Sarawak (179)
Existing clusters: 102
New clusters: 6 (Jalan Tabong)
Close contacts: 22
Other screenings: 49

Terengganu (137)
Existing clusters: 22
Close contacts: 71
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 43

Kedah (125)
Existing clusters: 16
Close contacts: 24
Other screenings: 85

Penang(99)
Existing clusters: 9
Close contacts: 42
Other screenings: 48

Kelantan (93)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 50
Other screenings: 41

Malacca (74)
Existing clusters: 31
Close contacts: 23
Other screenings: 20

Perak (73)
Existing clusters: 9
Close contacts: 36
Other screenings: 28

Negeri Sembilan (69)
Existing clusters: 19
Close contacts: 31
Other screenings: 19

Pahang (67)
Existing clusters: 16
Close contacts: 29
Other screenings: 22

Putrajaya (16)
Existing clusters: 1
Close contacts: 11
Other screenings: 4

Labuan (5)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 2

Perlis (3)
Other screenings: 3

Deaths

The Covid-19 death toll in the Klang Valley continues to mount. Nine deaths were reported in Selangor and one in Kuala Lumpur.

There were two deaths reported in Sabah and one each in Sarawak, Malacca, Kelantan and Perak.

Currently, Covid-19 deaths in the Klang Valley stood at 25.5 percent of the national total (733) and has been steadily increasing since late November 2020.

Five of the 16 deceased were pronounced dead on arrival. 

Patient 126,603 - Male, 70, body brought to the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 134,740 - Female, 67, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, WP Kuala Lumpur

Patient 142,712 - Male, 64, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah

Patient 147,465 - Male, 40, passed away at the Sibu Hospital, Sarawak

Patient 151,557 - Male, 93, passed away at the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 152,497 - Male, 55, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor

Patient 159,615 - Male, 59, body brought to the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 159,620 - Female, 36, passed away at the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 180,055 - Male, 37, passed away at the Malacca Hospital, Malacca

Patient 181,401 - Female, 74, passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor

Patient 184,811 - Male, 64, body brought to the Serdang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 186,696 - Female, 63, passed away at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kelantan

Patient 187,812 - Female, 56, passed away at the Selayang Hospital, Selangor

Patient 195,379 - Female, 75, passed away at the Shah Alam Hospital, Selangor

Patient 195,962 - Male, 58, body brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah

Patient 197,531 - Male, 82, body brought to the Seri Manjung Hospital, Perak

Clusters

The Health Ministry today said 89 out of 375 active clusters saw new cases.

There are five clusters which reported new cases in the triple digits - Tanjung Suria (Selangor), Penjara Jalan Harapan (Sungai Buloh jail, spread nationwide), Penjara Jalan Sungai Jelok (Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan), Jalan Yahya (Kuala Lumpur) and Pasai (Sarawak).

The Health Ministry also reported 12 new clusters today. Details are as follows:

Persiaran Subang cluster
District(s): Klang and Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Persiaran Teknologi Subang, Batu Tiga, Shah Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 27, targeted screening
Total infected: 16 out of 509 screened

Industri Indah cluster
District(s): Klang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Taman Perindustrian Meru Indah, Kapar
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 28, targeted screening
Total infected: 47 out of 87 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Klang cluster
District(s): Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Construction site along Jalan Klang Lama
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 29, targeted screening
Total infected: 50 out of 370 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Vista cluster
District(s): Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Construction site, Jalan Bukit Vista Komanwel, Taman Sukan Extreme
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 29, targeted screening
Total infected: 47 out of 464 screened

Jalan Kota Burok cluster
District(s): Muar, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Kota Burok, Bukit Pasir, Muar
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 23, index case was screened pre-flight departure
Total infected: 30 out of 51 screened

Jalan By Pass cluster
District(s): Segamat, Johor
Locality/Source: Public training institute, Jalan By Pass, Segamat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 27, targeted screening
Total infected: 23 out of 103 screened

Jalan Bistari Dua cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Bistari 2, Taman Industri Jaya, Skudai
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 29
Total infected: 17 out of 55 screened

Jalan Empayar cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Empayar 2
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 22, targeted screening
Total infected: 18 out of 74 screened

Jalan Rusa Scientex cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Supermarket in Jalan Rusa, Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 24, targeted screening
Total infected: 6 out of 120 screened

Jalan Sepanggar cluster
District(s): Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Locality/Source: Government office along Jalan Sepanggar
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Jan 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 12 out of 80 screened

Tinanom cluster
District(s): Ranau, Sabah
Locality/Source: Kampung Tinanom
Cluster category: Community
First case: Jan 19, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 46 out of 65 screened

Tabong cluster
District(s): Bau, Sarawak
Locality/Source: Jalan Tabong, Kampung Apar Singai, Bau
Cluster category: Community
First case: Jan 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 7 out of 74 screened

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