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Covid-19 (April 30) - 3,788 new cases, ICU numbers at all time high

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Modified 30 Apr 2021, 12:40 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 3,788 new Covid-19 cases with a record number of patients needing intensive care.

The number of active Covid-19 cases has now exceeded the number of active cases when the emergency was declared (on Jan 11 which saw 28,554 active cases).

Malaysians accounted for 91.8 percent of today's new cases.

  • Active cases - 29,227
  • Patients in ICU - 328
  • Intubated - 161

Breakdown by states

New cases in the country have been growing steadily over the past two weeks.

Selangor (1,265 new cases) reported numbers that were nearly double the average for the prior 14 days.

Penang (250) breached the 200 mark for the first time since March 31.

Cases were also not abating in Sarawak, Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur.

As of yesterday, the R-naught for the entire country was 1.12. An R-naught of more than 1.00 means the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating.

At a more micro-level, there were only four regions where the spread of Covid-19 was not increasing (R-naught of less than 1.00) - Sabah, Labuan and Perlis.

Deaths

Another 14 people were reported to have died due to Covid-19. The national death toll has reached 1,506. 

Selangor (6 deaths) reported the most deaths today followed by Sarawak (5), Johor (2), and Negeri Sembilan (1).

Three victims were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The youngest victim was 33. 

Details of the deceased are recorded at Malaysiakini's Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

The number of active Covid-19 clusters stands at 390. For reference, there were 258 active clusters when the emergency was declared on Jan 11.

A total of 86 clusters reported new cases today including the new Jalan Dataran cluster (88 cases) in Negeri Sembilan.

There were 17 new clusters classified today. Sarawak alone saw five new clusters. Four clusters involve government schools or other types of learning institutions.

Nanga Tajam cluster
District(s): Selangau and Sibu in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Nanga Tajam, Batang Oya, Selangau
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 26, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 34 out of 104 screened

Sungai Ranan cluster
District(s): Kanowit in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Sungai Ranan, Kanowit
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 10, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 31 out of 191 screened

Sungai Ngungun cluster
District(s): Kanowit in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Sungai Ngungun, Kanowit
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 12, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 27 out of 65 screened

Kampung Bergosong cluster
District(s): Tawau in Sabah
Locality/Source: Social event on April 8 at index case's residence at Kampung Bergosong, Pulau Sebatik, Tawau
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 23, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 21 out of 32 screened

Kampung Hilir Alor Gajah cluster
District(s): Alor Gajah in Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Kampung Hilir, Kuala Sungai Baru, Alor Gajah
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 20, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 18 out of 528 screened

Kemayang cluster
District(s): Bachok, Tumpat and Kota Bharu in Kelantan
Locality/Source: A business premise at Kota Bharu and vicinity of Kampung Kemayang, Bachok
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 27, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 15 out of 27 screened

Jalan Taming Dua cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Taming 2, Taman Taming Jaya, Balakong, Hulu Langat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 24, targeted screening
Total infected: 12 out of 264 screened

Air Padang cluster
District(s): Miri and Kuching in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Government building at Jalan Padang, Miri
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 10, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 19 out of 203 screened

Perusahaan Baru Dua cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberang Perai Selatan and Timur Laut in Penang
Locality/Source: A factory at Lorong Perusahaan Baru 2, Kawasan Perusahaan Perai, Seberang Perai Tengah
Cluster category: Workplace, targeted screening
First case: April 17
Total infected: 113 out of 3,453 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Todak Satu cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah in Penang
Locality/Source: A construction site at Jalan Todak 1, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, Seberang Perai Tengah
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 16, index case screening prior to new employment
Total infected: 23 out of 61 screened

Jalan Wau cluster
District(s): Petaling and Sepang in Selangor
Locality/Source: School at Jalan Wau 11/1, Seksyen 11, Shah Alam
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: April 13, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 37 out of 356 screened

Chersonese cluster
District(s): Kerian in Perak
Locality/Source: School at Ladang Chersonese, Kuala Krau
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: April 24, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 17 out of 212 screened

Jalan Agama cluster
District(s): Miri in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Educational institution at Jalan Agama, Lutong, Miri
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: April 17, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 38 out of 95 screened

Jalan Dataran cluster
District(s): Seremban, Port Dickson, Jempol, Jelebu and Tampin in Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: Educational institution at Jalan Dataran Sentral 3, Dataran Sentral, Seremban
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: April 28, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 96 out of 151 screened

Taman Bukit Hijau cluster
District(s): Cheras in Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Elderly care centre at Taman Bukit Hijau, Cheras
Cluster category: High-risk group
First case: April 24, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 11 out of 28 screened

Pagar Rimba cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: A detention centre at Jalan Rimba, Bandar Seri Alam, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Detention centre
First case: April 30, pre-detention screening
Total infected: 12 out of 36 screened

Jalan Sultanah cluster
District(s): Kluang in Johor
Locality/Source: Vcinity of Jalan Sultanah, Kluang
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 23, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 22 out of 106 screened


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