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Covid-19 (March 5): 2,154 new cases, Klang Valley figures steady ahead of CMCO

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Modified 5 Mar 2021, 12:07 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,154 new Covid-19 cases with no improvement in the Klang Valley and Johor, one day ahead of inter-district border restrictions being lifted.

There were 906 new cases in the Klang Valley, up from the average of 834 new cases over the past seven days.

Johor reported 463 new cases, up from the average of 316 over the same one-week period. 

Overall, the number of Covid-19 cases nationwide are continuing on a downtrend while the number of ICU cases are the lowest it has been since Jan 10.

  • Active cases: 22,034
  • Patients in ICUs: 184
  • Intubated: 87


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Deaths

Six deaths were reported today, bringing the national Covid-19 death toll to 1,159.

Five were reported in Selangor and one in Kedah. The Klang Valley currently accounts for 35 percent of all Covid-19 deaths in the country. 

All victims were Malaysian citizens. Their age range from 52 to 87. Details of the victims can be found on Kini News Lab's Covid-19 tracker website

Clusters

The Health Ministry today announced 10 new clusters of which seven involved targeted screening at work places. 

Notably, the Jalan Senu cluster involved an outbreak due to a religious talk in Batu Kurau, Perak. This cluster also marked the debut of the "religious activity" cluster category used by the Health Ministry.

Details of the clusters are as follows:

Tapak Bina Jalan Zamrud cluster

District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Construction site in Jalan Zamrud Utama, Kajang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 5, targeted screening
Total infected: 21 out of 629 screened

Jalan Dato Sellathevan cluster
District(s): Klang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Company in Jalan Dato Sellathevan, Kampung Jawa
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 4, targeted screening
Total infected: 21 out of 150 screened

Industri Cheras Jaya cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Kawasan Perindustrian Cheras Jaya, Hulu Langat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 5, targeted screening
Total infected: 14 out of 36 screened

Meranti Utama cluster
District(s): Sepang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Jalan Meranti Utama, Sepang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 3, targeted screening
Total infected: 11 out of 157 screened

Kampung Nyatoh cluster
District(s): Gombak, Selangor and Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: Educational institute in Kampung Nyatoh, Rantau
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 27, three index cases tested positive after reporting symptoms
Total infected: 74 out of 193 screened

Persiaran Alam cluster
District(s): Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Persiaran Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 22, targeted screening
Total infected: 17 out of 43 screened

Jalan Mutiara Barat cluster
District(s): Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and Petaling, Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Supermarket in Jalan Mutiara, Cheras
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 15, targeted screening
Total infected: 17 out of 86 screened

Perusahaan 10 cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Tengah, Pulau Pinang
Locality/Source: Factory in Lorong Perusahaan 10, Prai Industrial Estate
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 25, targeted screening
Total infected: 57 out of 372 screened

Kuala Punteh cluster
District(s): Keningau, Sabah
Locality/Source: Kampung Kuala Punteh
Cluster category: Community
First case: Feb 27, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 25 out of 132 screened

Jalan Senu cluster
District(s): Larut, Matang dan Selama, Perak
Locality/Source: Religious talk in Jalan Senu, Kampung Repoh
Cluster category: Religious activity
First case: Feb 22, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 10 out of 52 screened

Cases by state

Selangor (794)
Existing clusters: 184
New cluster(s): 59 (Tapak Bina Jalan Zamrud, Jalan Dato Sellathevan, Industri Cheras Jaya, Meranti Utama, dan Kampung Nyatoh)
Close contacts: 423
Imported: 2
Other screenings: 126

Johor (463)
Existing clusters: 354
Close contacts: 63
Other screenings: 46

Sarawak (250)
Existing clusters: 54
Close contacts: 113
Other screenings: 83

Pulau Pinang (119)
Existing clusters: 41
New cluster(s): 20 (Perusahaan 10)
Close contacts: 37
Other screenings: 21

Perak (109)
Existing clusters: 94
New cluster(s): 6 (Jalan Senu)
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 7

Kuala Lumpur (108)
Existing clusters: 1
New cluster(s): 12 (Jalan Mutiara Barat dan Persiaran Alam)
Close contacts: 58
Imported: 3
Other screenings: 34

Sabah (97)
Existing clusters: 20
New cluster(s): 7 (Kuala Punteh)
Close contacts: 46
Other screenings: 24

Negeri Sembilan (77)
Existing clusters: 2
New cluster(s): 71 (Kampung Nyatoh)
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 2

Kelantan (57)
Existing clusters: 26
Close contacts: 29
Other screenings: 2

Pahang (38)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 8
Other screenings: 28

Terengganu (16)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 10
Other screenings: 4

Malacca (10)
Existing clusters: 8
Close contacts: 2

Kedah (9)
Existing clusters: 1
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 6

Putrajaya (4)
Existing clusters: 2
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 1

Labuan (2)
Other screenings: 2

Perlis (1)
Other screenings: 1