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Covid-19 (April 24): 2,717 new cases, three states make up more than two-thirds

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Modified 24 Apr 2021, 11:46 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,717 new Covid-19 cases with three states making up more than two-thirds of the fresh infections.

They are Selangor, Sarawak and Kelantan.

There were also 11 deaths.

The number of Covid-19 patients who recovered today (2,292) was outnumbered by new infections contributing to a rise in active cases and increasing the strain on Covid-19 hospitals.

  • Active cases: 22,926
  • Patients in ICUs: 272
  • Intubated: 124

Breakdown by states

Selangor recorded 751 new cases, the second consecutive day of new infections going above 700.

In Sarawak, new cases declined from the second-highest state record yesterday but still remains at elevated levels with 570 new infections.

Meanwhile, Kelantan's 518 new cases today is the second-highest on record for the state.

Deaths

There were 11 fatalities today, bringing the national death toll to 1,426.

The new deaths were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (1), Selangor (3), Sarawak (5) and Sabah (2).

Those who died were aged between 36 and 80.

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

Clusters

A total of 352 out of 1,583 clusters nationwide are still active. Of the active clusters, 72 of them contributed to new cases today.

This includes the 10 clusters reported today as well as another cluster that was declared resolved.

The resolved clusters are Tapak Bina Bulatan Pandan, Inanam Taipan, Jalan Alam, Jalan Long Yunus, Taman Ria Enam, Melamam, Begalak, Jalan Firma Dua, Sementa 27, Lintang Kampung Jawa, Sungai Atap and Tapak Bina Jalan Satu.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Jalan Abdul Karim cluster
District(s): Klang in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Haji Abdul Karim 53, Klang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 23
Total infected: 11 out of 27 screened

Jalan Melor cluster
District(s): Hulu Selangor in Selangor
Locality/Source: A company at Jalan Melor 2/5C, Taman Sri Serendah, Hulu Selangor
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 21
Total infected: 7 out of 20 screened

Lebuh Ipoh-Lumut cluster
District(s): Kinta and Perak Tengah in Perak
Locality/Source: A training centre at Lebuhraya Ipoh, Lumut
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 18
Total infected: 17 out of 37 screened

Jalan Datoh cluster
District(s): Kinta in Perak
Locality/Source: A company at Jalan Datoh, Kampung Kuchai, Ipoh
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 20
Total infected: 12 out of 30 screened

Tingkat Mak Mandin cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara in Penang
Locality/Source: A factory at Tingkat Mak Mandin 5, Butterworth
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 16
Total infected: 13 out of 54 screened

D’Lahar cluster
District(s): Besut in Terengganu
Locality/Source: A company at Taman D’Lahar, Kampung Raja, Besut
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 24
Total infected: 40 out of 201 screened

Desa Mawar cluster
District(s): Rompin in Pahang
Locality/Source: A company at Desa Mawar 1, Muadzam Shah, Rompin
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 21
Total infected: 9 out of 166 screened

Jalan Kolam Dua cluster
District(s): Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak
Locality/Source: Jalan Kolam 2, Kampung Expo, Kamunting
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 21
Total infected: 8 out of 31 screened

Dambai Inanam cluster
District(s): Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Penyu and Putatan in Sabah
Locality/Source: Social event held at Kampung Dambai Inanam, Kota Kinabalu
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 18
Total infected: 19 out of 377 screened

Jalan St Thomas cluster
District(s): Kepong, Cheras and Titiwangsa, in Kuala Lumpur; Gombak, Hulu Langat and Petaling in Selangor; Raub in Pahang
Locality/Source: School at Jalan St Thomas, Kepong
Cluster category: Education Institution
First case: April 21
Total infected: 11 out of 96 screened


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