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Covid-19 (Jan 21): New cases creep pass 4,000
Published:  Jan 21, 2022 7:54 AM
Updated: 12:15 PM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 4,046 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative infections to 2,824,973.

They were more than the number of Covid-19 patients who recovered, which totalled 2,804. This is expected to contribute to a rise in the number of active cases.

This is the first time new cases have crossed the 4,000 mark since Dec 18. As of yesterday, the R-naught was 1.00.

States and territories that have exceeded the 1.00 threshold are Kuala Lumpur (1.13), Negeri Sembilan (1.06), Kedah (1.04), Johor (1.03), Malacca (1.02), Sabah (1.01). Above this threshold, cases numbers will rise exponentially if the situation is not turned around.

However, the number of hospital admissions of confirmed Covid-19 patients over the past seven days have declined by 19.2 percent compared to the preceding week.

  • Patients in ICU: 149
  • Intubated: 71

As of today, the number of Covid-19 patients (including suspected ones) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is 27.0 percent lower compared to a week ago.

Those who require intubation have also declined by 25.3 percent from a week ago.

To date, 220 Covid-19 clusters are still active, including 12 new clusters reported today.

The ongoing clusters have seen an increase of 27.9 percent from the 172 active clusters a week ago.

The breakdown of new cases according to state will only be available after midnight. These are the figures for yesterday when 3,764 new cases were reported:

Selangor (894)
Kuala Lumpur (476)
Johor (414)
Kelantan (360)
Kedah (275)
Sabah (256)
Pahang (244)
Penang (225)
Negeri Sembilan (218)
Malacca (167)
Perak (124)
Terengganu (65)
Putrajaya (20)
Sarawak (14)
Perlis (11)
Labuan (1)

Notably, the number of new cases in Kuala Lumpur has not been this high since September 17 last year.

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