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Covid-19 (July 17): New record of 138 deaths; 12,528 cases
Published:  Jul 17, 2021 7:32 AM
Updated: 3:31 PM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 12,528 new Covid-19 cases with more than half of them in the Klang Valley.

There were also 138 fatalities, a new record.

The number of active cases crept closer to the 120,000 mark.

  • Active cases: 119,814
  • Patients in ICUs: 908
  • Intubated: 425

In a breakdown provided by Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, 6,840 (54.6 percent) of the latest cases were asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, 5,468 (43.6 percent) had minor symptoms.

Another 112 had inflamed lungs, 44 needed oxygen, while 64 were in critical condition and required ventilators.

This breakdown does not mean those with asymptomatic or minor symptoms will not get worse, nor does it mean those badly affected will not recover.

Current data on how many of the active cases are with symptoms or without is not available to the public.

New cases by states

Selangor dipped slightly under 5,000 after remaining above that threshold for four consecutive days.

New cases in Kuala Lumpur also remain elevated at 1,740, only nine cases shy of the record high on July 14.

Likewise, Negeri Sembilan continued to record new cases in the four digits for the fifth consecutive day.

Fresh infections in Kedah climbed to a new record high of 701, beating the previous record of 695 on July 15.

Selangor (4,985)
Kuala Lumpur (1,740)
Negeri Sembilan (1,280)
Kedah (701)
Sabah (647)
Johor (625)
Malacca (569)
Perak (428)
Penang (396)
Sarawak (388)
Pahang (317)
Kelantan (211)
Terengganu (177)
Putrajaya (41)
Labuan (22)
Perlis (1)

Deaths

The 138 deaths pushed the national death toll to 6,866.

The new deaths were recorded in Selangor (46), Negeri Sembilan (20), Kuala Lumpur (16), Johor (16), Pahang (12), Malacca (11), Kedah (7), Perak (4), Penang (3), Terengganu (2), and Sabah (1).

Of the deceased, 120 died in hospital while 18 were brought in dead.

The Health Ministry has stopped providing a detailed breakdown of each fatality, including the ages of those deceased and comorbidities.

Clusters

A total of 906 out of 3,233 clusters are still active. This includes the 28 new clusters reported today.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Jalan Langsat Choh

Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Pontian
Total infected: 30 out of 78 screened

Jalan Penaga 18
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 11 out of 80 screened

Jalan Keluli Empat
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 46 out of 236 screened

Perindustrian PLO 34
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kulai
Total infected: 12 out of 52 screened

Lorong Perusahaan 10
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 16 out of 155 screened

Lorong Jelawat
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah and Seberang Perai Utara
Total infected: 31 out of 717 screened

Lorong Perusahaan 8B
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberang Perai Selatan and Seberang Perai Utara
Total infected: 57 out of 705 screened

Lorong Perusahaan Baru Tiga
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Selatan
Total infected: 17 out of 103 screened

Saujana Putra Satu
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Kuala Langat and Petaling
Total infected: 75 out of 492 screened

Industri Alam Perdana
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Kuala Selangor
Total infected: 49 out of 105 screened

Industri Saujana Teratai
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Kuala Selangor
Total infected: 14 out of 17 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Batu View
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Kepong
Total infected: 141 out of 327 screened

Jalan Limau Purut
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Lembah Pantai
Total infected: 23 out of 26 screened

Tapak Bina Jalan Awan Besar
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Lembah Pantai
Total infected: 270 out of 287 screened

Industri Jalan Usaha 13
Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 29 out of 220 screened

Industri Lot 11 Tangga Batu
Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 150 out of 585 screened

Industri Lot Lima Batu Berendam

Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah
Total infected: 34 out of 852 screened

Industri Jalan TJ Utara
Category: Workplace
State(s): Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Seremban
Total infected: 48 out of 61 screened

Industri Chembong
Category: Workplace
State(s): Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Rembau
Total infected: 60 out of 226 screened

Kampung Tanjung Tok Sadang
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu
Total infected: 12 out of 20 screened

Kampung Bujuk
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Mas
Total infected: 14 out of 17 screened

Kampung Kepas

Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Machang
Total infected: 7 out of 12 screened

Rantau Melor
Category: Community
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Jerantut
Total infected: 7 out of 25 screened

Jambatan Liawan
Category: Community
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Keningau
Total infected: 45 out of 256 screened

Bedup Longgo
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Serian
Total infected: 25 out of 93 screened

Lorong Chinniah
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 16 out of 21 screened

Paya Datuk
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Alor Gajah, Melaka Tengah and Jasin
Total infected: 58 out of 294 screened

Jalan Seri Tawar
Category: Non-Education Ministry institution
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara
Total infected: 12 out of 21 screened

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