Covid-19: 2,192 new cases

The Health Ministry reported 2,192 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today.

The Klang Valley made up more than half of the new cases today. 

Other states with more than 100 new cases include Sarawak, Johor, Perak, Penang and Sabah.

On the flip side, the number of active cases continued to decline as recoveries outpaced new cases.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reported a total of 3,414 new recoveries today.

The number of patients in the intensive care unit is also at the lowest level since Jan 14.

  • Active cases: 32,076
  • Patients in ICU: 199
  • Intubated: 91

Deaths

Another six people died from Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 1,062.

The fatalities today were from Selangor (2), Johor (1), Pahang (1), Sabah (1) and Sarawak (1).

The youngest casualty was a 17-year-old non-citizen boy who was brought in dead at the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Bahru.

The next youngest was a 25-year-old Malaysian man who also had a mediastinal tumour and died at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan.

The remaining fatalities were aged between 50 to 84, all of whom are Malaysians.

 Case numbers by state:

Selangor (910)
Existing clusters: 408
New clusters: 7 (Jalan Kota construction site, Lombong Timah construction site and Pasar Jalan Putra clusters)
Close contacts: 327
Other screenings: 168

Kuala Lumpur (303)
Existing clusters: 152
New cluster: 25 (Sungai Batu construction site)
Close contacts: 61
Imported: 2
Other screenings: 63

Sarawak (221)
Existing clusters: 19
New clusters: 68 (Emperoh Jambu and Sungai Bakong clusters)
Close contacts: 91
Other screenings: 43

Johor (211)
Existing clusters: 85
Close contacts: 68
Imported: 1
Other screenings: 57

Perak (148)
Existing clusters: 102
Close contacts: 20
Other screenings: 26

Penang (135)
Existing clusters: 60
Close contacts: 36
Other screenings: 39

Sabah (110)
Existing clusters: 52
Close contacts: 40
Other screenings: 18

Negeri Sembilan (64)
Existing clusters: 6
New cluster: 7 (Industri Sungai Gadut cluster)
Close contacts: 20
Other screenings: 31

Kelantan (28)
Existing clusters: 15
Close contacts: 9
Other screenings: 4

Kedah (26)
Existing clusters: 6
Close contacts: 10
Other screenings: 10

Melaka (14)
Existing clusters: 6
Close contacts: 5
Other screenings: 3

Pahang (7)
Existing clusters: 5
Close contacts: 1
Other screenings: 1

Putrajaya (7)
Existing clusters: 3
Close contacts: 3
Other screenings: 1

Terengganu (4)
Existing clusters: 4

Perlis (4)
Close contacts: 2
Other screenings: 2

Clusters

To date, 504 out of 1,082 clusters are still active. 99 of these clusters contributed to new cases today.

14 clusters were declared resolved while eight new clusters have emerged.

The clusters that were declared resolved are Parit Jamil, Manik, Batu Lapan, Paloh Tumpat, Pondok Hidayah, Sungai Chemubong, Jalan TJ, Stutong, Sungai Ibor, Industri Apas, Jalan KKIP Selatan, Kampung Bukit Lada, Teknologi Kesidang and Tropika.

Details about the new clusters are as follow:

Jalan Kota construction site cluster
District(s): Gombak, Selangor
Locality/Source: A construction site at the Kota Elmina industrial zone in Rawang, Gombak.
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 20
Total infected: 11 out of 121 screened

 Lombong Timah construction site cluster
District(s): Kuala Langat, Petaling and Klang, Selangor
Locality/Source: A construction site along Jalan Lombong Timah 3, andar Suajana Putra.
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 14
Total infected: 45 out of 566 screened

Pasar Jalan Putra cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: A retail business at a wholesale market in Sri Kembangan
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 20
Total infected: 9 out of 115 screened

Sungai Batu construction site cluster
District(s): Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: A construction site near Sungai Baru at Jalan Ipoh
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 22
Total infected: 25 out of 385 screened

Industri Sungai Gadut cluster
District(s): Seremban, Rembau and Tampin, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: A factory at Sungai Gadut industrial zone, Seremban
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 16
Total infected: 65 out of 2,044 screened

Hilir Sungai Kluang cluster
District(s): Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah, Barat Daya and Timur Laut, Penang
Locality/Source: A factory at the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 13
Total infected: 41 out of 327 screened

Sungai Bakong cluster
District(s): Meradong, Sarawak
Locality/Source: An education institution near Sungai Bakong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 19
Total infected: 22 out of 593 screened

Emperoh Jambu cluster
District(s): Kuching and Samarahan, Sarawak
Locality/Source: A funeral at Kampung Emperoh Jambu, Padawan
Cluster category: Community
First case: Feb 5
Total infected: 60 out of 337 screened

Source: Malaysiakini

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