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Covid-19 (Feb 20) - 2,461 new cases, spike in Kelantan

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Modified 20 Feb 2021, 11:51 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 2,461 new cases of Covid-19 today and eight deaths.

The number of patients discharged (4,782) continued to outpace the number of new patients for the sixth straight day, leading to 2,329 fewer active cases.

  • Active cases: 34,468
  • Patients in ICU:207
  • Intubated: 91

However, there was a spike in cases in Kelantan which reported 219 more than yesterday.

The increase was due to cases linked to existing clusters (196).

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that the spike was because inmates from the Dungun Correctional Centre in Terengganu - which had just had an enhanced movement control order lifted - were transfered to the Pengkalan Chepa prison in Kelantan.

There were 146 new cases amongst the inmates which have been registered under the Tembok Bukit Besi cluster.

The Tanjung Suria cluster, which has cases in both Selangor and Kelantan, recorded 64 new cases today.

Deaths

Of the eight deaths today, four were from Sarawak followed by one death each in Sabah, Selangor, Kelantan and Perak.

All the deceased were locals.

Two of the victims were aged 81, one of whom was brought dead to the hospital.

The youngest fatality today was 46 years old.

The national death toll now stands at 1,051.

Clusters

There were 10 new clusters today, while 11 clusters were considered extinguished.

Current active clusters stand at 510.

Two clusters reported triple digit cases today, namely Tembok Bukit Besi (146) and Sungai Putus (128).

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Jalan Perusahaan Satu cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Jalan Perusahaan 1, Kawasan Perusahaan Beranang
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 43 out of 472 screened

Perdana Tiga cluster
District(s): Gombak, Selangor
Locality/Source: Kawasan Industri Rawang Perdana, Rawang
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Dec 25, targeted screening
Total infected: 52 out of 87 screened

Jalan Lapangan Terbang cluster
District(s): Kulai, Johor Bahru, and Pontian, Johor
Locality/Source: Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail, Senai
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 13, targeted screening
Total infected: 41 out of 482 screened

Jalan Tanjung Enam cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Jalan Tanjung A/6, Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 20, targeted screening
Total infected: 17 out of 341 screened

Jalan Wawasan 14 cluster
District(s): Batu Pahat, Johor
Locality/Source: Jalan Wawasan 14, Kawasan Perindustrian Sri Gading II
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 15, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 17 out of 70 screened

Batu Dua Setengah cluster
District(s): Batu Pahat, Johor
Locality/Source: Batu 2 1/2, Jalan Kluang
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 4, index case, pre-flight screening
Total infected: 7 out of 154 screened

Jalan Pasar cluster
District(s): Kota Belud, Sabah
Locality/Source: Kota Belud
Cluster category: Workplace (market)
First case: Feb 11, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 13 out of 180 screened

Jalan Pelabuhan cluster
District(s): Manjung, Perak
Locality/Source: Jalan Pelabuhan Utama, Taman Perindustrian IKS
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 13, index case with symptoms
Total infected: out of screened

Batu Sebelas cluster
District(s): Kinta and Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Locality/Source: Batu 11, off Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Chemor
Cluster category: Workplace (factory)
First case: Feb 17, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 11 out of 22 screened

Tapak Bina Kasia cluster
District(s): Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: Desa Kasia, Bandar Baru Nilai
Cluster category: Workplace (construction)
First case: Feb 8, targeted screening
Total infected: 51 out of 155 screened

Case numbers by state:

Selangor (1,001)
Existing clusters: 359
New clusters: 50 (Perdana Tiga, Jalan Perusahaan Satu)
Close contacts: 348
Other screenings: 244

Kelantan (257)
Existing clusters: 196
Close contacts: 58
Other screenings: 3

Johor (233)
Existing clusters: 50
New clusters: 56 (Jalan Tanjung Enam, Jalan Wawasan 14, Batu Dua Setengah, Jalan Lapangan Terbang)
Close contacts: 73
Other screenings: 54

Kuala Lumpur (230)
Existing clusters: 89
Close contacts: 76
Other screenings: 65

Sarawak (134)
Existing clusters: 43
Close contacts: 26
Other screenings: 65

Sabah (109)
Existing clusters: 47
New cluster: 2 (Jalan Pasar)
Close contacts: 40
Other screenings: 20

Perak (108)
Existing clusters: 72
New clusters: 13 (Batu Sebelas, Jalan Pelabuhan)
Close contacts: 7
Other screenings: 6

Kedah (101)
Existing clusters: 10
Close contacts: 9
Other screenings: 82

Negeri Sembilan (89)
Existing clusters: 2
New cluster: 19 (Tapak Bina Kasia)
Close contacts: 21
Other screenings: 47

Penang (87)
Existing clusters: 35
Close contacts: 15
Other screenings: 37

Pahang (42)
Existing clusters: 34
Close contacts: 7
Other screenings: 1

Malacca (32)
Existing clusters: 15
Close contacts: 4
Other screenings: 13

Terengganu (22)
Existing clusters: 14
Close contacts: 6
Other screenings: 2

Putrajaya (13)
Existing cluster: 9
Close contacts: 3
Other screenings: 1

Perlis (3)
Close contacts: 3

Labuan (0)


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