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Covid-19 (May 3): 2,500 new cases, ICU use rising
Published:  May 3, 2021 9:24 AM
Updated: 11:48 PM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,500 new Covid-19 cases amidst another record number of patients needing intensive care being set.

Active cases (30,753) are now double what it was just 26 days ago. The number of patients needing ventilators to breathe is at an all-time high.

Only a fraction of new cases (7.8 percent) involved foreigners. 

  • Active cases: 30,753

  • Patients in ICUs: 352
  • Intubated: 186

States

The Klang Valley continues to be the primary source of new cases (840) followed by Kelantan (401) and Sarawak (356).

New cases in Malacca (95) have been trending up over the past two weeks after being relatively quiet in the weeks prior.

As of yesterday, the R-naught figure for the country stood at 1.11. A figure of more than 1.00 indicates that the spread of Covid-19 is growing.

The only three regions where the R-naught figure was less than 1.00 today are Sabah and Labuan.

Deaths

Another 18 people were reported to have died due to Covid-19, bringing the national death toll to 1,551.

The deaths were reported in Selangor (7), Kuala Lumpur (3), Sarawak (2), Kelantan (2), Negeri Sembilan (1), Kedah (1), Johor (1) and Sabah (1). 

The youngest victim was only 29. 

Details of the victims are recorded on Malaysiakini's Covid-19 tracker page

Clusters

The number of active clusters (398) has grown by 17.8 percent since April 18 (338 active clusters).

The cluster with the most number of new cases is the Jalan Padang Tembak cluster (85), which was first reported six days ago and confined to Kota Bahru, Kelantan.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Lorong Galing cluster
District(s): Kuantan, Pahang
Locality/Source: Index case residence in Lorong Galing 29, Kuantan
Cluster category: Community
First case: May 3, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 13 out of 37 screened

Jalan Dahlia Lima cluster
District(s): Melaka Tengah, Malacca
Locality/Source: Index case residence in Jalan Dahlia 5, Taman Bunga Raya
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 24, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 11 out of 101 screened

Bunga Raya cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda, Kedah
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Taman Bunga Raya, Sungai Petani
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 27, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 10 out of 31 screened

Industri Mahkota 2 cluster
District(s): Kuala Langat, Selangor
Locality/Source: Construction site in Kawasan Perindustrian Mahkota, Pekan Sungai Manggis
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: May 2, targeted screening
Total infected: 121 out of 1,350 screened

Jalan Jati Industri cluster
District(s): Kota Tinggi and Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Jati, Taman Perindustrian Tiram Utama, Ulu Tiram
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 29, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 26 out of 140 screened

Tok Has cluster
District(s): Besut and Setiu, Terengganu
Locality/Source: Restaurant in Kampung Tok Has, Jerteh, Besut
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 28, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 29 out of 128 screened

Jalan Bandar cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Educational institute in Jalan Bandar, Pasir Gudang
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: April 25
Total infected: 18 out of 197 screened

Indera Mahkota Dua cluster
District(s): Kuantan, Pahang
Locality/Source: School in Lorong Indera Mahkota 2, Bandar Indera Mahkota
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: April 26, index case is a close contact of Covid-19 patient
Total infected: 16 out of 562 screened

Jalan Meru Utama cluster
District(s): Kinta, Batang Padang, Kuala Kangsar and Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak
Locality/Source: Detention centre in Jalan Meru Utama 2, Ipoh
Cluster category: Detention centre
First case: April 25
Total infected: 40 out of 75 screened

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