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Covid-19 (May 1): 2,881 new cases, ICU cases continue to climb

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Modified 2 May 2021, 1:02 am

The Health Ministry today reported 2,881 new Covid-19 cases, and 15 deaths.

Besides rising active cases, the number of patients in ICU and those requiring ventilators are also continuing to climb, hitting another record high for the second day in a row.

The new infections comprised 90.56 percent Malaysians and 9.44 percent non-citizens.

  • Active cases: 29,631
  • Patients in ICUs: 337
  • Intubated: 176

States

The Klang Valley accounted for 37.38 percent (1077 cases) of new infections while East Malaysia made up 17.77 percent (512 cases) of the fresh infections.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new infections today with 759 cases.

This was followed by Sarawak at 445 cases, Kelantan at 442 cases and Kuala Lumpur at 315 cases.

Deaths

There were 15 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 1,521.

The new deaths were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (2), Terengganu (1), Selangor (5), Sarawak (2), Sabah (1), Penang (2), Negeri Sembilan (1) and Kelantan (1).

Those who died were aged between 35 and 87.

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

Clusters

A total of 395 out of 1,669 clusters are still active. From the active clusters, 80 of them contributed to the new cases today.

This includes the 14 clusters reported today as well as another nine that were declared resolved.

The resolved clusters are: Jalan Sulaiman, Jalan Tanjung Kidurong, Rajang, Sinsingon, Jalan Merpati, Jalan Tanjung, Beringin, Jalan Bandar Sembilan and Jalan SC Satu.

Sungai Nirai cluster
District(s): Selangau in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Sungai Nirai, Selangau
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 23
Total infected: 41 out of 66 screened

Umas cluster
District(s): Kalabakan in Sabah
Locality/Source: Felda Umas, Kalabakan
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 24
Total infected: 34 out of 53 screened

Seri Jati cluster
District(s): Malacca Tengah and Alor Gajah in Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Taman Seri Jati, Batu Berendam, Melaka Tengah
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 24
Total infected: 12 out of 147 screened

Jalan Sepat cluster
District(s): Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak
Locality/Source: Jalan Sepat, Kamunting, Larut, Matang, dan Selama
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 17
Total infected: 11 out of 74 screened

Jalan Garuda cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru and Kulai in Johor
Locality/Source: A service provider at Jalan Garuda, Larkin, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 24
Total infected: 15 out of 231 screened

Jalan Sungai Sembilang cluster
District(s): Kuala Selangor in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Sungai Sembilang, Jeram, Kuala Selangor
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 29
Total infected: disaring out of 1,372 screened

Jalan Kilang Dua cluster
District(s): Lahad Datu in Sabah
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Kilang, Lahad Datu
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 24
Total infected: 11 out of 51 screened

Durin cluster
District(s): Bau in Sarawak
Locality/Source: A restaurant at Jalan Penghulu Durin, Pasar Bau, Bau
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 16
Total infected: 8 out of 96 screened

Sebatu cluster
District(s): Jasin in Malacca
Locality/Source: Sebatu, Sungai Rambai, Jasin
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 23
Total infected: 27 out of 167 screened

Air Budi cluster
District(s): Alor Gajah in Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Solok Air Budi, Masjid Tanah, Alor Gajah
Cluster category: Religious
First case: April 21
Total infected: 15 out of 169 screened

Lestari Perdana Tujuh cluster
District(s): Petaling and Hulu Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: A school at Jalan Lestari Perdana 7/2, Seri Kembangan, Petaling
Cluster category: Education
Total infected: 86 out of 787 screened

Saujana cluster
District(s): Setiu and Besut in Terengganu
Locality/Source: School at Kampung Saujana, Setiu
Cluster category: Education
First case: April 28
Total infected: 25 out of 386 screened

Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: Education centre at Jalan Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Masai, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Education
First case: April 28
Total infected: out of screened

Long Jegan cluster
District(s): Miri and Beluru in Sarawak
Locality/Source: School in Marudi, Baram, Beluru
Cluster category: Education
Total infected: 57 out of 162 screened