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Covid-19 (July 18): 10,710 cases, record 153 fatalities put death toll over 7k

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Modified 25 Jul 2021, 8:24 am

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 10,710 new Covid-19 cases.

Sabah (666) reported a record high for this year.  According to the state's Covid-19 response minister Masidi Manjun, half of the new cases were from prisons.

Johor (808) saw fresh infections at a level not seen since February. New cases in the state have been steadily trending upwards over the past 28 days.

Active cases also crossed 120,000, putting unprecedented pressure on the healthcare system.

Out of the 10,710 cases, 95 are exhibiting Category 5 symptoms, which is the worst condition where patients are in a critical state and need a ventilator to breathe.

Another 45 are in Category 4 (need oxygen support) and 91 are in Category 3 (pneumonia). The remaining 4,162 and 6,317 are in Category 2 (mild symptoms) and Category 1 (asymptomatic) respectively.

As of yesterday, the national infectivity rate stood at 1.18.

  • Active cases: 124,593
  • Patients in ICUs: 909
  • Intubated: 445

Deaths

There were 153 deaths today, a second consecutive day of record-setting fatalities. Yesterday, 138 people died. 

A total of 1,849 people have died from the virus since the start of July.

The 153 fatalities put the death toll at 7,019.

Eighty-two of the deaths were in Selangor followed by Kuala Lumpur (17), Negeri Sembilan (14), Johor (10), Kedah (8), Pahang (6), Malacca (5), Sabah (2), Penang (2), Putrajaya (2), Terengganu (1), Sarawak (1), Kelantan (1), Perak (1) and Labuan (1).

New cases by states

Selangor (4,828)
Kuala Lumpur (945)
Johor (808)
Negeri Sembilan (771)
Kedah (696)
Sabah (666)
Perak (407)
Pahang (369)
Penang (295)
Malacca (289)
Sarawak (261)
Kelantan (146)
Terengganu (123)
Putrajaya (51)
Labuan (50)
Perlis (5)

Clusters

A total of 905 out of 3,250 clusters are still active.

This was in contrast to a total of 865 active clusters exactly a week ago.

There were 17 new clusters reported today. 

A total of 10 out of the 17 new clusters were related to workplaces while five were community transmissions.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Industri Desa Aman
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Gombak and Petaling
Total infected: 46 out of 99 screened

Industri Jalan Klinik
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 67 out of 452 screened

Persiaran Pekeliling Bangi
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Hulu Langat
Total infected: 17 out of 62 screened

Agathis
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Kalabakan
Total infected: 33 out of 84 screened

Sri Sandau
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Kinabatangan
Total infected: 11 out of 88 screened

Jalan Segambut Duta
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Kepong
Total infected: 39 out of 60 screened

Industri Jalan Usaha 12
Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 22 out of 132 screened

Dah Padang Temusu
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kedah
District(s): Kuala Muda and Pendang
Total infected: 36 out of 72 screened

Batu Enam Pandan
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 12 out of 74 screened

Lorong MIEL Lundang
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu, Machang and Tumpat
Total infected: 6 out of 32 screened

Jalan Bacang 30
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 15 out of 82 screened

Jalan Tasek Seri Alam
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 17 out of 52 screened

Jalan Denai Utama
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 14 out of 31 screened

Dah Kampung Kerchut
Category: Community
State(s): Kedah
District(s): Kubang Pasu
Total infected: 25 out of 28 screened

Pos Iskandar
Category: Community
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Bera
Total infected: 36 out of 221 screened

Tembok Tawau Dua
Category: Detention Centre
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Tawau
Total infected: 159 out of 859 screened

Batu Tiga Utara
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Sandakan
Total infected: 20 out of 20 screened