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Covid-19 (May 23): New record high of 6,976 cases, 346 dead this week

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Modified 24 May 2021, 2:05 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry has registered a new record high of 6,976 Covid-19 cases in a day.

The previous record for most cases in a day was 6,806, which was reported only three days ago, on May 20.

The Health Ministry also reported another 49 new deaths today, bringing the Covid-19 fatalities this week to 346 - the highest number of deaths in any week since the start of the pandemic.

New cases continued to significantly outpace recoveries, contributing to a rise of active cases. A total of 3,587 people recovered today.

Active cases: 57,022
Patients in ICUs: 681
Intubated: 361

The new locally transmitted infections comprised 90.72 percent Malaysians and 9.28 percent non-citizens.

The Klang Valley accounted for 38.9 percent (2712 cases) of new local infections while East Malaysia made up 11.99 percent (836 cases).

Selangor was the largest source of new cases with 2,235, bringing the cumulative number in the state to 167,629.

Sarawak came in second with 663 while Kelantan was third with 626.

Deaths

There were 49 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 2,248.

The new deaths were recorded in Selangor (14), Johor (8), Penang (6), Malacca (6), Kedah (4), Sarawak (3), Negeri Sembilan (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Sabah (2), Kelantan (1) and Perlis (1).

There were two young victims today, both of whom were not known to have suffered from any pre-existing chronic diseases.

One was a 25-years-old woman who died at Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail in Batu Pahat, Johor. 

Another was a 27-year-old man who died at Serdang Hospital in Selangor.

The remaining deaths were aged between 33 and 93.

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

New cases by states

Selangor (2,235)
Sarawak (663)
Kelantan (626)
Johor (549)
Kuala Lumpur (447)
Negeri Sembilan (434)
Kedah (422)
Pulau Pinang (372)
Perak (279)
Terengganu (266)
Pahang (263)
Malacca (209)
Sabah (136)
Labuan (37)
Putrajaya (30)
Perlis (8)

Clusters 

A total of 556 out of 2,025 clusters are still active. This includes the 24 new clusters reported today.

The majority of new clusters remain workplace-related but community-based clusters and those involving religious events are also on the rise.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Jalan Kempas Dua
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Muar
Total infected: 68 out of 118 screened

Persiaran Cassia Selatan Dua
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Selatan
Total infected: 56 out of 112 screened

Jalan Bukit Puchong
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Petaling
Total infected: 38 out of 102 screened

Jalan Enam Selatan
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Sepang, Kuala Langat, Petaling, Cheras, Putrajaya, Seremban, Rembau and Port Dickson
Total infected: 31 out of 110 screened

Industri Bukit Minyak
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 28 out of 143 screened

Kemuning Tujuh
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang and Petaling
Total infected: 26 out of 86 screened

Jalan Kilang Ubi
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 16 out of 110 screened

Jalan Perindustrian Lima
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Muar
Total infected: 15 out of 87 screened

Bandar Jalan Putra
Category: Workplace
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Kuantan
Total infected: 13 out of 161 screened

Simpang Juasseh
Category: Community
State(s): Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Seremban
Total infected: 54 out of 174 screened

Jarum Laut
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Tangkak
Total infected: 38 out of 84 screened

Bukit Temedak
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Pakan
Total infected: 30 out of 88 screened

Kampung Paroh
Category: Community
State(s): Terengganu
District(s): Besut
Total infected: 26 out of 314 screened

Jalan Mangga
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Kota Kinabalu
Total infected: 14 out of 108 screened

Kampung Jakar
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Machang
Total infected: 10 out of 21 screened

Taman Sourabaya Indah
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Kuching
Total infected: 9 out of 34 screened

Kampung Panggong
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Puteh
Total infected: 8 out of 21 screened

Permai Sejahtera
Category: Religious event
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Lipis and Kuantan
Total infected: 71 out of 1,035 screened

Terendak Permai
Category: Religious event
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 27 out of 220 screened

Dah Seri Perigi
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kedah
District(s): Yan
Total infected: 21 out of 58 screened

Taman Majupadu

Category: Religious event
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kluang
Total infected: 15 out of 56 screened

Jalan Desa Satu
Category: Religious event
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Kuala Selangor
Total infected: 12 out of 135 screened

Parit Dato Onn
Category: Religious event
State(s): Johor
District(s): Pontian
Total infected: 11 out of 351 screened

Jalan Temiang
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Seremban
Total infected: 13 out of 120 screened