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Covid-19 (July 21): 11,985 new cases, record 199 deaths

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Modified 21 Jul 2021, 12:08 pm

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 11,985 new Covid-19 cases, as well as a record-breaking 199 deaths.

The previous record was 153 deaths recorded on July 18, which fell to 129 deaths on the next day and 93 yesterday.

The number of patients requiring intensive care or mechanical ventilation has also increased, compared to 924 ICU patients and 448 intubated patients yesterday.

  • Active cases: 137,587
  • Patients in ICUs: 927
  • Intubated: 459

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said most of the ICU admissions involve people in their 40's and 50's, rather than those above 60 years old.

"This situation proves that vaccines has helped reduced Covid-19 infectious among the old and infirm," he said, urging adults below 60 to sign up for vaccination too.

Overall, 6,866 (57.3 percent) of today's cases are detected through contact tracing, while 3,405 (28.4 percent) are detected through other forms of screening. Covid-19 clusters account for 1,707 cases (14.2 percent), while the remaining are imported cases.

Deaths

There were 199 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 7,440.

Most of the deaths are recorded in the Klang Valley, with 84 cases in Selangor and 57 in Kuala Lumpur.

Elsewhere, 16 cases have been recorded in Malacca, 12 in Kedah, 7 in Negeri Sembilan, 6 in Johor, 6 in Pahang, 3 in Terengganu, 2 in Penang, 2 in Perak, 2 in Kelantan, 1 in Sabah, and 1 in Sarawak.

Of these, 33 of the deceased had died before being brought to a hospital – 21 in Selangor, 10 in Kuala Lumpur, 1 in Malacca, and 1 in Kelantan.

Forty two of today's deaths have no history of chronic illness.

New cases by state

Klang Valley still remains the epicentre of new Covid-19 cases.

Kedah (800) set a new record today while a spike was noted in Kelantan (386) as well.

The numbers reported in Kelantan today were 65 percent higher than the threshold set to enter Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan.

The R-naught for Malaysia is currently 1.12. A R-naught of more than 1.00 suggests that the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating.

The only regions with a R-naught of less than 1.00 is Sarawak, Labuan and Perlis.

Selangor (1.15) is still above the national average while Terengganu (1.31), Sabah (1.25) and Kedah (1.23) are regions with the highest R-naught figure.

  • Selangor (5,550)
  • Kuala Lumpur (1,174)
  • Kedah (800)
  • Negeri Sembilan (745)
  • Johor (644)
  • Pahang (603)
  • Sabah (474)
  • Malacca (453)
  • Kelantan (386)
  • Penang (362)
  • Perak (274)
  • Sarawak (261)
  • Terengganu (171)
  • Putrajaya (51)
  • Labuan (35)
  • Perlis (2)

Clusters

A total of 931 out of 3,329 clusters are still active. This includes the 30 new clusters reported today.

More than half of the clusters involved workplaces, while eight are classified as community clusters.

Two clusters involved high-risk groups and another two are linked to religious events. One cluster has been detected at a private educational institution.

Details of the new clusters are as follow:

Tapak Bina Jalan Langat
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 40 out of 92 screened

Industri Jalan Jati Kiri
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 55 out of 115 screened

Industri Anggerik Mokara 47
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang
Total infected: 19 out of 402 screened

Industri Sungai Kayu Ara 32
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Klang, Kuala Langat and Petaling
Total infected: 77 out of 419 screened

Industri Meranti Utama Satu
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sepang
Total infected: 17 out of 338 screened

Jalan Seladang
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 22 out of 54 screened

Jalan Jelawat Satu
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 5 out of 230 screened

Industri Sungai Baong
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Selatan and Seberang Perai Tengah
Total infected: 14 out of 239 screened

Tingkat Mak Mandin Lima
Category: Workplace
State(s): Penang
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara
Total infected: 25 out of 268 screened

PLO Jalan Tembaga
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 14 out of 143 screened

Jalan Tanjong Puteri
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Johor Bahru
Total infected: 10 out of 54 screened

Simpang Pinggiran Tongkang
Category: Workplace
State(s): Johor
District(s): Batu Pahat
Total infected: 19 out of 215 screened

Lorong Bukit Enam
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Cheras
Total infected: 95 out of 115 screened

Dah Tapak Bina Pauh
Category: Workplace
State(s): Kedah
District(s): Pendang and Kuala Muda
Total infected: 18 out of 46 screened

Sawit Lung
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Beluran
Total infected: 15 out of 40 screened

Industri KKIP Selatan
Category: Workplace
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran
Total infected: 12 out of 66 screened

Pengkalan Barat 2
Category: Workplace
State(s): Perak
District(s): Kinta
Total infected: 9 out of 140 screened

Jalan Melor Ketereh
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu
Total infected: 19 out of 32 screened

Kampung Sireh
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu
Total infected: 9 out of 25 screened

Kampung Joh
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Machang
Total infected: 18 out of 23 screened

Jalan Melur Tangkak
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Tangkak
Total infected: 12 out of 16 screened

Jalan Paip
Category: Community
State(s): Johor
District(s): Tangkak
Total infected: 12 out of 13 screened

Sungai Sebatu
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Meradong
Total infected: 33 out of 99 screened

Dah Kuala Jerlun
Category: Community
State(s): Kedah
District(s): Kubang Pasu
Total infected: 30 out of 37 screened

Nabun
Category: Community
State(s): Pahang
District(s): Lipis
Total infected: 21 out of 25 screened

Jalan Daud
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Titiwangsa
Total infected: 9 out of 35 screened

Lorong Ampang Dua
Category: High-risk group
State(s): Kuala Lumpur
District(s): Titiwangsa
Total infected: 25 out of 29 screened

Taman Sentosa Neram
Category: Religious event
State(s): Terengganu
District(s): Kuantan
Total infected: 27 out of 43 screened

Kampung Hujung Tanjung
Category: Religious event
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu
Total infected: 11 out of 23 screened

Kampung Tengah Dalam
Category: Private educational institution registered under the Education Ministry
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kluang
Total infected: 30 out of 116 screened