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Covid-19 (May 2): 3,418 new cases, active cases breach 30,000 mark

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Modified 2 May 2021, 11:18 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 3,418 new cases of Covid-19 today, and 12 deaths.

While 2,698 patients were discharged, this was not enough to bring down the number of active cases - which has now surpassed the 30,000 mark.

The number of patients in ICU also hit another record high for the third day in a row.

  • Active cases: 30,339
  • Patients in ICUs: 345
  • Intubated: 175

States

The Klang Valley continued to report cases in the four-digit range (1,398).

Selangor had the most cases (1,200) followed by Sarawak (587), Kelantan (400) and Johor (213).

Terengganu also recorded a spike in cases (184) - due mostly to the Saujana cluster - which had 153 new cases today. The cluster involves a school in Setiu.

Deaths

There were 12 fatalities today, bringing the national death toll to 1,533.

The new deaths were recorded in Kelantan (3),  Negeri Sembilan (2), Johor (2), Sarawak (2), Perak (1), Selangor (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

Those who died were aged between 56 and 89.

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

A total of 396 out of 1,680 clusters are still active. From the active clusters, 85 of them contributed to the new cases today.

This includes the 11 clusters reported today as well as another cluster that was declared resolved.

The resolved clusters are: Lorong Mulia, Jalan Alamanda, Jalan Padang, Taman Brick, Jalan Kemajuan, Jalan Suasana, Wakaf Chagak, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, Kampung Batu Lapan Lekir and Sungai Mupong.

Details of the new clusters are:

Sungai Tengah cluster
District(s): Bau and Kuching in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Social event at Kampung Sagah, Sungai Tengah, Bau
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 25
Total infected: 23 out of 175 screened

Sungai Sebemban cluster
District(s): Bintulu in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Sungai Sebemban, Bintulu
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 26
Total infected: 21 out of 59 screened

Sebujok cluster
District(s): Sri Aman and Betong in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Sebujok, Sri Aman
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 20
Total infected: 15 out of 163 screened

Jalan Sri Putri 12 cluster
District(s): Kulai in Johor
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Jalan Sri Putri 12, Taman Putri, Kulai
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 29
Total infected: 13 out of 27 screened

Jalan Emas cluster
District(s): Malacca Tengah in Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Jalan Emas 9, Taman Kerjasama, Melaka Tengah
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 10
Total infected: 10 out of 115 screened

Sains Bakam cluster
District(s): Miri in Sarawak
Locality/Source: School at Jalan Bakam, Miri
Cluster category: Education
First case: April 20
Total infected: 19 out of 464 screened

Kiara Jaya cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda in Kedah and Titiwangsa in Kuala Kumpur
Locality/Source: School at Taman Ria Jaya, Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda
Cluster category: Education
First case: April 26
Total infected: 24 out of 67 screened

Jalan Junjong cluster
District(s): Kulim in Kedah
Locality/Source: An education institution at Jalan Junjong, Kulim
Cluster category: Higher Education
First case: May 1
Total infected: 16 out of 72 screened

Limau Karangan cluster
District(s): Kulim in Kedah
Locality/Source: An education institution at Padang Limau, Karangan, Kulim
Cluster category: Other education
First case: April 29
Total infected: 7 out of 14 screened

Kasawari Sembilan cluster
District(s): Kuala Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Kasawari, Batu 9 off Jalan Kampung Kebun Baru, Kuala Langat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: May 1
Total infected: 37 out of 232 screened

Persiaran Raja cluster
District(s): Klang in Selangor
Locality/Source: A service provider at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Pelabuhan Klang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 29
Total infected: 13 out of 27 screened