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Covid-19 (April 6): 1,300 new cases, death toll hits 1,300

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Modified 6 Apr 2021, 10:51 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 1,300 new Covid-19 cases with Sabah reporting new cases in the triple digits for the first time in 16 days.

The number of new cases in East Malaysia (38.6 percent) exceeded that of the Klang Valley (25.5 percent) which has been gradually on the decline.

Malaysians made up the bulk of the new cases (71.5 percent). 

  • Active cases: 14,161
  • Patients in ICUs: 189
  • Intubated: 88

Cases by states

According to a tweet by Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Masidi Manjun, of the 112 new cases in Sabah, more than half (69 new cases) were reported in Tawau alone.

Sarawak reported the highest number of new cases (385) followed by Selangor (242) and Kelantan (126).

The relatively high number of new cases in Sarawak was detected mostly through existing clusters and close contacts. 

Sarawak is the fifth worse hit region in terms of the total number of Covid-19 cases and deaths. However, its Covid-19 deaths are disproportionately higher than that of the Klang Valley.

The Health Ministry also reported an R-naught figure of more than one at the national level for three days straight.

Currently, Perlis, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Selangor have a R-naught figure of less than one. 

Deaths

There were another five Covid-19 related deaths reported today. The national death toll currently stands at 1,300. 

The victims were reported to be from Selangor (1), Sabah (3) and Kelantan (1). The youngest was a Malaysian citizen, 36, from Sabah.

Details of the victims are available on Malaysiakini's Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

The Health Ministry has reported 354 Covid-19 clusters in the country of which 62 had new cases today.

The single cluster with the most number of cases was the Tembok Sri Aman cluster which involves a prison in Sarawak and was classified two days ago.

Of the 10 new clusters that were classified today, three involved community clusters - Palekbang, Peruda and Belaoh - and one involved a religious event - Belacon.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Integrasi Rawang Tiga cluster
District(s): Gombak in Selangor
Locality/Source: Construction company at Jalan Industri 3/6, Rawang Intergrated Industrial Park, Rawang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 5, targeted screening
Total infected: 13 out of 18 screened

Jalan Badli Shah cluster
District(s): Petaling, Klang and Hulu Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: A government facility at Jalan Tengku Badli Shah 9/21, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 21 out of 244 screened

Jalan Maju cluster
District(s): Sibu in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Jalan Maju, Sibu
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 27, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 34 out of 80 screened

Jalan Kota Kubang Labu cluster
District(s): Kota Bharu and Bachok in Kelantan
Locality/Source: A service provider at Jalan Kota Kubang Labu, Tumpat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 30, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 26 out of 318 screened

Jalan Mega Industri cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Mega 1/8, Taman Perindustrian Nusa Cemerlang, Gelang Patah, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 5, targeted screening
Total infected: 21 out of 41 screened

Kampung Palekbang cluster
District(s): Tumpat in Kelantan
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Kampung Palekbang, Tumpat
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 31, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 28 out of 42 screened

Taman Peruda cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda in Kedah
Locality/Source: Vicinity of aman Peruda, Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 2, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 16 out of 37 screened

Kampung Belaoh cluster
District(s): Besut in Terengganu
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Kampung Belaoh, Besut
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 4, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 6 out of 81 screened

Padang Hijau cluster
District(s): Kluang in Johor
Locality/Source: Detention centre in Padang Hijau
Cluster category: Detention centre
First case: April 6, screening of detainees in transit
Total infected: 12 out of 17 screened

Belacon cluster
District(s): Lahad Datu and Tawau in Sabah
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Kampung Bukit Belacon, Lahad Datu
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 5, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 17 out of 196 screened


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