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Covid-19 (April 14) - 1,889 new cases, highest in 40 days
Published:  Apr 14, 2021 8:32 AM
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 12:20 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 1,889 new cases - the highest figure reported in 40 days. 

Most of the new cases were reported in the Klang Valley (34.9 percent) and East Malaysia (33.5 percent). 

There are currently 16,696 active Covid-19 cases, up from a recent low of 14,161 on April 6. Similarly, the number of Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care has risen to 204, up from a recent low of 147 on March 12.

  • Active cases: 16,696
  • Patients in ICU: 204
  • Intubated: 79

Breakdown by states

As of yesterday, the R-naught figure for the country increased to 1.09. An R-naught of more than 1.00 suggests that the rate of spread of Covid-19 is increasing.

There are only three regions where the figure was less than one - Perlis, Penang and Johor.

Selangor reported the most cases (517) where one in five cases were detected either through voluntary testing, testing due to Covid-19 symptoms, pre-departure screening or pre-hospitalisation screening. 

Sabah (142) reported the highest number of cases in 45 days of which half were reported in Tawau which is currently experiencing a major outbreak. 

Deaths

There were eight deaths reported by the Health Ministry today, bringing the national Covid-19 death toll to 1,345.

Five of the eight new deaths reported today were in Sarawak, followed by Selangor (1), Kuala Lumpur (1) and Sabah (1). 

The youngest victim was 45 and the eldest 89. Details of the victims are recorded on Malaysiakini's Covid-19 tracker page

Clusters

The Health Ministry reported that 341 Covid-19 clusters are still active, down from 424 a month ago.

There were 72 clusters that reported new cases. The cluster with the newest cases is the Tembok Sri Aman prison cluster (76 cases) in Sarawak.

There were seven new clusters classified by the Health Ministry today.

Notably, the Permatang Berangan cluster, involving an educational institution, was subjected to targeted screening by the Health Ministry, which is rare.

Jalan Khidmat cluster
District(s): Kota Kinabalu in Sabah
Locality/Source: An educational institution at Jalan Khidmat, Kota Kinabalu
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 12, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 24 out of 796 screened

Batu Sepuluh cluster
District(s): Tawau in Sabah
Locality/Source: A public institution in Batu 10, Apas, Tawau
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 28, index case is a close contact of Covid-19 patient
Total infected: 16 out of 50 screened

Jalan Mohd Taib cluster
District(s): Hulu Selangor and Klang in Selangor
Locality/Source: A supermarket warehouse at Jalan Mohd Taib, Kawasan Perindustrian Sungai Choh, Hulu Selangor
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 7, index case is a close contact of Covid-19 patient
Total infected: 10 out of 49 screened

Jalan Sempilai cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Selatan in Penang
Locality/Source: A government building at Jalan Sempilai, Permatang Pauh, Seberang Perai Tengah
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 11, index case was subjected to voluntary screening
Total infected: 14 out of 57 screened

Permatang Berangan cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda in Kedah
Locality/Source: An educational institution at Kampung Baru, Permatang Berangan, Sungai Petani
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 13, targeted screening
Total infected: 28 out of 51 screened

Jalan Gapam cluster
District(s): Malacca Tengah and Jasin in Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Jalan Gapam Bemban, Melaka Tengah
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 10, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 10 out of 102 screened

Jalan Sahadi cluster
District(s): Sepang, Klang and Kuala Selangor in Selangor
Locality/Source: Social event at Jalan Sahadi, Kampung Sungai Pelek, Sepang pada 3 April 2021
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 11, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 20 out of 59 screened


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