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Covid-19 (May 19) - New record with 6,075 cases, death toll passes 2k

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Modified 19 May 2021, 3:54 pm

COVID-19 | The country's daily Covid-19 case numbers hit a new record today with 6,075 cases confirmed.

Nearly half of them (48 percent) were recorded in the Klang Valley, though most other states and territories also reported triple-digit case numbers.

The previous all-time high was 5,728 cases recorded on Jan 30.

The spike appears to be primarily driven by a surge of cases in Sabah, Johor, Kedah and Terengganu compared to the average seen in these states over the past two weeks.

Cases in Kedah and Terengganu are also at a record high with 445 and 203 cases respectively.

  • Active cases: 47,340
  • Patients in ICUs: 559*
  • Intubated: 303
*This figure does not include "probable" or "suspected' Covid-19 cases. See here.

The number of people in ICUs or who require intubation were also at record highs with the latter exceeding 300 for the first time.

The increase in cases was accompanied by increased testing with 101,822 people being sampled in a day.

This is the first time the figure reached six digits, yielding a test positivity rate of 5.97 percent.

"It is hoped that all parties take cognisance of the situation in the country and give close cooperation to overcome this difficult moment and fight Covid-19 as a united nation," urged Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today.

Deaths

There were 46 Covid-19 deaths recorded, bringing the total national death toll to 2,040.

Today's number is just one death less than the record high of 47 recorded yesterday.

The new fatalities were recorded in Selangor (19), Sarawak (7), Johor (6), Kelantan (4), Penang (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Kedah (2), Sabah (2), Negeri Sembilan (1) and Malacca (1).

The youngest victim was a 17-year-old male with leukaemia. The remaining deaths were those aged between 25 and 91. Five of the deceased were already dead when brought to the hospital.

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

New cases by state

  • Selangor (2,251)
  • Johor (699)
  • Kuala Lumpur (660)
  • Kedah (445)
  • Kelantan (441)
  • Sarawak (323)
  • Perak (220)
  • Terengganu (203)
  • Negeri Sembilan (189)
  • Penang (183)
  • Sabah (160)
  • Pahang (150)
  • Malacca (122)
  • Labuan (14)
  • Putrajaya (9)
  • Perlis (6)

Clusters

A total of 516 out of 1,942 clusters are still active. This includes 22 new clusters registered. 

Eight of the new clusters were workplace clusters, seven were community clusters, six linked to religious activities and one involved an educational institution operated by the Education Ministry.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Industri Bukit Raja
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 21 out of 194 screened

Jalan 223 PJ
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Petaling
Total infected: 16 out of 71 screened

Jalan Endap Sawit
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Samarahan, Serian and Kuching
Total infected: 29 out of 48 screened

Jalan Tanjung Kupang
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 199 out of 953 screened

Jalan Tuan Hitam
Category: Workplace
State(s): Terengganu
District(s): Besut
Total infected: 38 out of 323 screened

Paya Rumput Utama
Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 11 out of 49 screened

Victoria Merdeka
Category: Workplace
State(s): Labuan
District(s): Labuan
Total infected: 16 out of 151 screened

Jalan Kampung Bakau
Category: Workplace
State(s): Perlis
District(s): Kangar
Total infected: 7 out of 8 screened

Stunggang
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Lundu
Total infected: 9 out of 135 screened

Kampung Tanjong Jejulok
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Mas
Total infected: 15 out of 26 screened

Kampung Limau
Category: Community
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Lembah Pantai
Total infected: 27 out of 56 screened

Pagar Sungai Imam
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Tawau
Total infected: 27 out of 70 screened

Muhibbah Dua
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Lahad Datu
Total infected: 14 out of 22 screened

Kolopis
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Penampang
Total infected: 13 out of 113 screened

Jalan Inang
Category: Community
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 10 out of 34 screened

Jalan Kenanga Pertama
Category: Religious event
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sabak Bernam
Total infected: 29 out of 200 screened

Jalan Pusara
Category: Religious event
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang
Total infected: 13 out of 28 screened

Jalan Timah Empat
Category: Religious event
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 25 out of 94 screened

Taman Sri Rampai
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Titiwangsa
Total infected: 7 out of 11 screened

Kampung Keranji
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Mas
Total infected: 14 out of 37 screened

Kampung Batu Tiga
Category: Religious event
State(s): Perak
District(s): Batang Paandg and Kuala Kangsar
Total infected: 10 out of 66 screened

Jalan Senduduk Satu
Category: Education Ministry institution
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 16 out of 202 screened


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