Covid-19 (March 21): 1,327 new cases, five states record more than 100 infections

Modified 21 Mar 2021, 11:27 am

COVID-19 | The Heath Ministry today reported 1,327 new Covid-19 cases.

The new infections comprised 64.88 percent Malaysians and 35.12 percent non-citizens.

Topping the chart is Selangor with 356 new cases followed by Sarawak at 276 new cases and Penang at 205 new cases.

Johor and Kuala Lumpur were also in the three-digit region with 141 new cases and 115 new cases respectively.

All other states recorded under 100 new cases.

Active cases rose for the second consecutive day, reversing the 23-day trend where active cases had been on the decline.

This is as fresh infections outpaced new recoveries of 1,247.

  • Active cases: 14,518
  • Patients in ICUs: 154
  • Intubated: 65

To date, there have been 333,040 Covid-19 cases in the country, 317,289 of which have recovered.


There were 4 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 1,233.

The new deaths were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (1), Selangor (1), Sarawak (1) and Perak (1).

Those who died were aged between 66 and 82.

for a detailed breakdown of the reported deaths today, please refer to our Covid-19 tracker site.

New cases by states


A total of 416 out of 1,297 clusters are still active.

This includes the five new clusters reported today as well as another 10 clusters that were declared over.

The resolved clusters are: Jalan Pandan Ria, Lot Satu, Jalan Pelepas Empat, Jalan Badak, Jalan Kancil Waha, Sebangkoi, Tapak Bina Kasia, Wawasan Kulai, Jalan Industri Dua Belas and Jalan Sungai Rasa.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Jalan Permas Baru cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Permas 9/6, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 14
Total infected: 12 out of 41 screened

Jalan Gemilang Tiga cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi, Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Gemilang Tiga, Taman Perindustrian Cemerlang.
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 20
Total infected: 52 out of 202 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan You City cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source:A construction site at Jalan You City, Batu 9, Cheras.
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 15
Total infected: 25 out of 234 screened

Bukit Tambun cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang
Locality/Source: An education institution at Jalan Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 13
Total infected: 16 out of 348 screened

D Gana cluster
District(s): Keningau, Sabah
Locality/Source: Kampung Dalit Gana
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 19
Total infected: 20 out of 32 screened