Covid-19 (May 15) - New record 44 deaths; cases above 4k mark for fourth day

Modified 16 May 2021, 3:22 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 4,140 new Covid-19 cases as the country entered its fourth day above the 4,000-mark.

There were also 44 deaths, the highest on record for the country. More than half of the casualties were in Selangor.

This is the third time in seven days that fatalities have hit record highs.

The previous records were 39 deaths on May 12 and 26 deaths on May 9.

The number of patients in ICUs also continues to climb to new highs.

  • Active cases: 42,135
  • Patients in ICUs: 503*
  • Intubated: 272

*This figure does not include "probable" or "suspected' Covid-19 cases. See here.

Breakdown by states

The Klang Valley accounted for 46.67 percent (1928 cases) of new local infections while East Malaysia made up 9.37 percent (387 cases).

Notably, Kelantan (190) reported far fewer new cases compared to the average during 14 days prior (352).

The only regions not reporting new Covid-19 case in the triple digits are Perlis, Labuan, Putrajaya, Sabah and Malacca.

The Health Ministry is not expected to provide further updates until later this evening.

Selangor (1,507)
Johor (433)
Kuala Lumpur (398)
Penang (338)
Sarawak (324)
Kedah (239)
Negeri Sembilan (190)
Perak (182)
Terengganu (119)
Pahang (116)
Kelantan (109)
Malacca (97)
Sabah (60)
Putrajaya (23)
Labuan (3)
Perlis (2)


The 44 fatalities today brought the death toll to 1,866.

The new deaths were recorded in Selangor (26), Kelantan (5), Sarawak (4), Johor (3), Kedah (3), Kuala Lumpur (2) and Negeri Sembilan (1).

Those who died were aged between 48 and 92.

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


A total of 466 out of the 1,876 clusters are still active. This includes the 15 new clusters reported today.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Lebuh Sultan
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 23 out of 96 screened

Sungai Pinang Tujuh
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 20 out of 106 screened

Jalan Kilang Midah
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
District(s): Cheras, Lembah Pantai and Hulu Langat
Total infected: 17 out of 28 screened

Tapak Bina Persiaran Stonor
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Lembah Pantai
Total infected: 29 out of 233 screened

Perusahaan Maju Lapan
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 67 out of 469 screened

Jalan Tey Mia Jen
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Muar
Total infected: 29 out of 579 screened

Jalan Perindustrian Tiga
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Muar
Total infected: 30 out of 358 screened

Jalan Bertingkat Skudai
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 18 out of 203 screened

Category: Religious event
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Kuantan
Total infected: 16 out of 140 screened

Persiaran Lavender
Category: Religious event
State(s): Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Seremban and Kuala Pilah
Total infected: 39 out of 74 screened

Jalan Telipot
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu and Bachok
Total infected: 30 out of 64 screened

Jalan Keramat Wangsa
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Titiwangsa
Total infected: 31 out of 38 screened

Jalan Alsagoff
Category: Education Ministry institution
State(s): Johor
District(s): Pontian
Total infected: 6 out of 192 screened

Impian Indah
Category: Pendidikan Lain
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Gombak and Petaling
Total infected: 26 out of 170 screened

Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Penang
District(s): Timur Laut and Barat Daya
Total infected: 12 out of 19 screened

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