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Covid-19 (May 4): 3,120 new cases, 23 deaths

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COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 3,120 new Covid-19 cases, marking the fifth time in a week where new infections exceeded 3,000.

There were 23 deaths reported today, which is relatively high since the Covid-19 pandemic started. 

Active Covid-19 cases are continuing to climb. However, today marked the first time in eight days where the number of patients in intensive care did not increase.

Only 6.47 percent of new cases were detected among non-citizens, indicating that labour-intensive industries are no longer a major source of new cases. 

  • Active cases: 31,516
  • Patients in ICUs: 338
  • Intubated: 181

States

The Klang Valley alone reported 1,094 new cases, followed by Sarawak (620), Johor (336) and Kelantan (296).

Kuala Lumpur (408) reported a 38.8 percent higher number when compared to the average over the preceding two weeks.

The R-naught for the country has been steadily reducing since reaching a recent high of 1.19 on April 17 and currently stood at 1.07. An R-naught of more than 1.00 indicated that the spread of Covid-19 was increasing. 

The only regions where the R-naught is less than 1.00 are Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak and Perlis.

Deaths

The national Covid-19 death toll stood at 1,574. New deaths were recorded in Selangor (6), Kelantan (6), Sarawak (4), Sabah (2), Perak (1), Malacca (1), Kedah (1) and Johor (2).

Those who died were aged between 37 and 85. Two victims were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Details of the victims are documented in Malaysiakini's Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

The Health Ministry is monitoring 405 new clusters. The number of active clusters have increased by 19.8 percent in just 16 days.

There were 98 clusters with new cases. The cluster with the most number of new cases is the Pagar Sri Lalang cluster (57), which is linked to a detention centre in Kluang, Johor. This cluster was classified nine days ago.

Another 17 new clusters were classified today. Details are as follows:

Bungey cluster
District(s): Betong in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Kampung Bungey, Debak
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 29, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 12 out of 497 screened

Batu 25 cluster
District(s): Bintulu and Sebauh in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Batu 25, Jalan Bintulu-Miri
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 26, targeted screening
Total infected: 199 out of 98 screened

Tangkis Selatan cluster
District(s): Tangkak, Muar and Segamat in Johor
Locality/Source: Social event on April 21 at Gelang Patah, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Community
First case: May 1, voluntary screening
Total infected: 11 out of 203 screened

Jalan Surian cluster
District(s): Kota Tinggi in Johor
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Jalan Surian 3, Taman Desaru Utama, Kota Tinggi
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 26, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 8 out of 152 screened

Batu 30 cluster
District(s): Machang in Kelantan
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Batu 30, Machang
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 15, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 58 out of 306 screened

Jerai Maju cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda in Kedah
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Jalan Jerai Maju 5, Taman Jerai Maju, Gurun, Kuala Muda
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 28, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 9 out of 37 screened

Layangan Labuan cluster
District(s): Labuan in Labuan
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Layangan, Labuan
Cluster category: Community
First case: May 4, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 12 out of 53 screened

Taming Jaya cluster
District(s): Hulu Langat in Selangor
Locality/Source: A factory at Taman Taming Jaya, Seri Kembangan, Hulu Langat
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 22, targeted screening
Total infected: 43 out of 628 screened

Persiaran Medini Sentral cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru in Johor
Locality/Source: A private company at Persiaran Medini Sentral 1, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Johor Bahru
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: May 1, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 9 out of 48 screened

Jalan Kweng Hitam cluster
District(s): Machang in Kelantan
Locality/Source: A government building at Jalan Kweng Hitam, Machang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 25, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 14 out of 39 screened

Jalan Yahya 2 cluster
District(s): Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Training centre at Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Titiwangsa
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 30, voluntary screening
Total infected: 14 out of 17 screened

Jalan Besar Sungai Jawi cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah and Seberang Perai Selatan in Penang
Locality/Source: A factory at Jalan Besar, Sungai Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 30, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 29 out of 156 screened

Dah Kilometer Tujuh cluster
District(s): Baling in Kedah
Locality/Source: Educational institute at Kilometer 7, Kampung Tandop, Baling
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: May 1, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 13 out of 32 screened

Lubuk Katak cluster
District(s): Batang Padang in Perak
Locality/Source: Educational institute at Kampung Lubuk Katak, Tapah
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: April 30, index case reported severe acute respiratory infection (Sari)
Total infected: 24 out of 63 screened

D’Kuala cluster
District(s): Papar in Sabah
Locality/Source: School at Jalan Kuala, Papar
Cluster category: Education (other)
First case: May 1, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 16 out of 440 screened

Jalan Ungku Abdul Aziz cluster
District(s): Kota Tinggi in Johor
Locality/Source: Educational institute at Jalan Ungku Abdul Aziz, Bandar Penawar, Pengerang, Kota Tinggi
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: May 3, targeted screening
Total infected: 22 out of 175 screened

Taman Sri Lambak cluster
District(s): Kluang in Johor
Locality/Source: Index case's residence at Taman Sri Lambak, Kluang
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 26, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 13 out of 55 screened