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Covid-19 (April 10) - 1,510 new cases, R-naught creeping up
Published:  Apr 10, 2021 7:42 AM
Updated: 11:30 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 1,510 new Covid-19 cases with most of the new cases in the Klang Valley.

There were also eight deaths.

The number of recoveries was lower than that of new cases for the third straight day, leading to a continued rise in active cases.

The R-naught number for the country has hit 1.06, up from 0.81 on March 3. A number of more than one signifies that the spread of Covid-19 is increasing.

  • Active cases: 15,059
  • Patients in ICUs: 194
  • Intubated: 81

Breakdown by states

The Klang Valley accounted for 28.9 percent of new cases while East Malaysia accounted for 28.4 percent. The two regions are the worst hit by Covid-19 currently.

In Sabah, where 131 new cases were reported, state cabinet minister Masidi Manjun reported that Tawau has reported a disproportionately high number of new cases for the fifth straight day.


The eight fatalities raised the national death toll to 1,321.

There were four deaths in Sarawak, followed by Selangor (3) and Pahang (1).

The deceased were aged between 48 and 83.

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


A total of 343 out of 1,451 clusters are still active. From the active clusters, 57 of them contributed to the new cases today.

Eight clusters were declared extinguished namely Jalan Pria, Jalan Mega Cemerlang, Jalan Industri Dua, Tapak Bina Damar, Jalan Perusahaan Tiga, Rantau Tanjung, Jalan Cochrane and Tapak Bina Lembah Subang.

There were also nine new clusters discovered.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Industri Jalan Kebun cluster
District(s): Klang and Petaling in Selangor
Locality/Source: Techno Industrial Park, Klang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 7
Total infected: 35 out of 111 screened

Pujut Satu cluster
District(s): Miri in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Jalan Pujut 1
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 29
Total infected: 24 out of 116 screened

Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian cluster
District(s): Tumpat, Bachok and Kota Bharu in Kelantan
Locality/Source: Financial institution in Bandar Baru, Kubang Kerian
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 7
Total infected: 34 out of 344 screened

Jalan Tun Ismail cluster
District(s): Kepong, Titiwangsa and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur; Petaling in Selangor
Locality/Source: Public administration centre at Jalan Tun Ismail, Chow Kit, Kepong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 2
Total infected: 15 out of 32 screened

Jalan Kempas Satu cluster
District(s): Muar in Johor
Locality/Source: A furniture factory at Jalan Kempas 1, Bukit Bakri, Muar
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 10
Total infected: 8 out of 279 screened

Jalan Padu Industri cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Padu, Kawasan Perindustrian, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 8
Total infected: 15 out of 270 screened

Kampung Kelanang cluster
District(s): Kuala Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: Kampung Kelanang, Banting
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 6
Total infected: 12 out of 33 screened

Jalan Kapitan cluster
District(s): Maruin in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Jalan Kapitan, Marudi, Miri
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 30
Total infected: 22 out of 182 screened

Kampung Tanjung cluster
District(s): Kuala Nerus and Dungun in Terengganu; Pasir Puteh in Kelantan
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Kampung Tanjung, Batu Rakit, Kuala Nerus
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 6
Total infected: 13 out of 273 screened

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