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Covid-19 (July 2) - 6,982 new cases, situation worsens in S'gor
Published:  Jul 2, 2021 6:54 AM
Updated: 11:47 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 6,982 new Covid-19 cases with Selangor reporting numbers at levels not seen since June 3.

Active Covid-19 cases have been steadily trending upwards despite "total lockdown" since June 1, while the number of patients requiring intensive care or are intubated have remained stable over the past week.

  • Active cases: 66,084
  • Patients in ICU: 905
  • Intubated: 443

Breakdown by states

  • Selangor (2,907)
  • Kuala Lumpur (637)
  • Negeri Sembilan (606)
  • Johor (517)
  • Sarawak (440)
  • Penang (351)
  • Pahang (329)
  • Kedah (257)
  • Sabah (230)
  • Malacca (202)
  • Perak (182)
  • Labuan (131)
  • Kelantan (129)
  • Terengganu (44)
  • Putrajaya (20)
  • Perlis (0)

In Selangor, one in five new Covid-19 cases were only detected after the victim complained of symptoms but are not linked to existing clusters nor were they close contacts. 

There were a relatively high 21 new cases in Selangor which were reported only after a victim was diagnosed for severe acute respiratory infection. 

At the national level, the R-naught has reached 1.06, continuing on a six-day uptrend. A R-naught of more than 1.00 indicated that the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating.

The only regions where the R-naught was less than 1.00 are Sabah, Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Labuan, Kedah, Sarawak and Terengganu.

Terengganu remains the only state which is showing any significant progress in reducing new daily case counts.

Deaths

The Health Ministry reported 73 new deaths attributed to Covid-19 today, bringing the death toll to 5,327.

Selangor (29) reported the most deaths followed by Negeri Sembilan (13), Sabah (5), Kuala Lumpur (5), Johor (4), Sarawak (4), Pahang (4), Labuan (3), Kelantan (2), Penang (2), Kedah (1) and Malacca (1).

There were another 13 victims who were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

According to the Health Ministry the number of Covid-19 victims who are brought in dead (BID) to the hospital in June was seven times higher than in April.

Most are the victims were were located either in Selangor or Kuala Lumpur and were age 50 and above.

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

Clusters

There are currently 877 active Covid-19 clusters, down from 887 reported yesterday. A cluster only expires after 28 days of zero new cases.

There were 17 new clusters that were classified today of which nine were workplace clusters.

Damai 16 cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 13 out of 74 screened

Jalan By Pass Batu Anam cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Segamat
Total infected: 26 out of 128 screened

Keluli Industri Tiga cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 9 out of 32 screened

Perdagangan Harmoni Satu cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang
Total infected: 19 out of 69 screened

Jalan Besar Teras Jernang cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang and Hulu Langat
Total infected: 42 out of 116 screened

Tapak Bina Persiaran Institusi cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang
Total infected: 39 out of 284 screened

Kilometer 85 Mukah cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Mukah
Total infected: 92 out of 348 screened

Jalan Masjid India cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Lembah Pantai, Cheras, Kepong and Titiwangsa
Total infected: 13 out of 49 screened

Tingkat Perusahaan 4A cluster
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 9 out of 94 screened

Kampung Sungai Hilir Perupok cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Bachok and Pasir Puteh
Total infected: 9 out of 12 screened

Kampung Pahi Kuala Krai cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kuala Krai
Total infected: 21 out of 98 screened

Kompleks Fasa Dua cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Muar
Total infected: 19 out of 40 screened

Sungai Gamong cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Meradong
Total infected: 13 out of 39 screened

Tanjung Pitas cluster
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Pitas
Total infected: 43 out of 86 screened

Persiaran MARDI cluster
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Petaling and Gombak
Total infected: 52 out of 340 screened

Jalan Orkid cluster
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Hulu Selangor
Total infected: 15 out of 52 screened

Persiaran Soga cluster
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Johor
District(s): Batu Pahat and Kluang
Total infected: 19 out of 205 screened


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