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Covid-19: Eight Sabah deaths, record 3,337 new cases nationwide, 389 in state
Published on: Thursday, January 14, 2021
By: FMT
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PETALING JAYA: The number of Covid-19 infections hit a new record high just two days into the new movement control order, with the health ministry reporting 3,337 cases as well as 15 deaths in the past 24 hours.

There were 1,036 cases in Selangor alone and 257 in Kuala Lumpur, both of which are under MCO 2.0.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,710 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 113,288 cases.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 147,855.

There are 33,989 active cases with 195 patients being treated in intensive care and 86 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 15 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 578.

The 15 fatalities involved 13 Malaysians and two foreigners, with eight deaths reported in Sabah, three in Selangor, two in Johor and one each in Negeri Sembilan and Putrajaya.

All but one of the dead had existing health conditions, including diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, obesity and dementia.

Every state and federal territory in the country reported infections today, with 2,142 cases involving Malaysians and 1,188 comprising foreigners. There were also seven imported cases.

Besides Kuala Lumpur, triple-digit cases were also reported in Johor with 460 cases today, followed by Sabah (389), Penang (234), Sarawak (180), Negeri Sembilan (169) and Pahang (113).

Meanwhile, Perak reported 92 cases, closely followed by Terengganu (89), Kedah (86), Kelantan (85), Melaka (85), Labuan (34), Putrajaya (24) and Perlis (four).

There were 153 cases from clusters in immigration depots and prisons, with the majority coming from the Tembok Mempaga (63 cases), Tropika (51) and Jalan Harapan prison (34) clusters.

The health ministry has detected seven new Covid-19 clusters in Kuala Lumpur and four states, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

They are the Jalan Selayang cluster in Selangor; Tropika and Pasir Barat clusters in Johor; Dutamas construction site and Jalan Pahang clusters in Kuala Lumpur; Jalan Rantau-Siliau cluster in Negeri Sembilan; and Intan Mas cluster in Perak.

The Jalan Selayang cluster was detected in Jalan Selayang Baru, Gombak, with the first few cases found positive on Jan 13 after a screening at a supermarket. A total of 511 people have been screened with 84 testing positive.

The Tropika cluster was detected in Jalan Setia Tropika, Johor Bahru, with the index cases testing positive on Jan 9 after a screening on detainees and close contacts at a detention centre. Some 116 individuals have been screened with 55 of them found positive.

The Pasir Barat cluster involves the Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi districts, with the index cases testing positive on Dec 21 after a screening at a project site in Pasir Gudang. A total of 781 people have been screened with 92 found positive.

The Dutamas construction site cluster was detected at Jalan Dutamas Raya, Kepong with the index cases testing positive in a screening after exhibiting symptoms. Some 91 individuals have been screened with 18 testing positive.

The Jalan Pahang cluster involves the Kepong, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Cheras districts, with the index case detected on Jan 8 in a screening after exhibiting symptoms.

The cluster is reported to have started at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, situated at Jalan Pahang. A total of 57 people have been screened with six found positive.

The Jalan Rantau-Silau cluster was detected in Port Dickson with the first few cases testing positive on Jan 10 after a screening at a factory.

The workplace is located at Jalan Rantau–Siliau in Siliau, Negeri Sembilan. Some 508 people have been screened with 96 testing positive.

Lastly, the Intan Mas cluster was detected in Taman Intan Emas in Hilir Perak with the index case found positive on Jan 8 in a screening after exhibiting symptoms. A total of 55 people have been screened with 15 found positive.

Noor Hisham also said one cluster had officially ended today, namely the Huma cluster in Kelantan. There are now 276 active clusters out of a cumulative 623.



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