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Covid-19: 12 deaths, 3,170 new cases nationwide, 401 in Sabah
Published on: Thursday, January 21, 2021
By: FMT
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 3,170 Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,490 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 130,152.

In a press conference, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 172,549.

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There are 41,755 active cases with 260 patients being treated in intensive care, of which 103 require respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 12 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 642.

The 12 deaths all involved Malaysians. Four of them were from Johor, three from Selangor, two from Sabah and one each from Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Sarawak.

They were aged between 47 and 84. All had chronic illnesses.

Of the new cases reported today, 3,162 were local transmissions and eight imported. Of the local transmissions, 2,475 were Malaysians and 687 were foreigners.

Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest number of infections with 576 cases, followed by Selangor with 545 and Johor with 423.

A total of 401 cases were reported in Sabah, followed by Perak (245), Penang (171), Kedah (156), Kelantan (135), Sarawak (132), Melaka (106), Negeri Sembilan (102), Terengganu (57), Pahang (48), Putrajaya (33), Labuan (32) and eight in Perlis.

About 26 of the new infections were detected at clusters linked to lock-ups, detention centres and prisons.

The health ministry has detected 16 new Covid-19 clusters in the past 24 hours, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

In a press conference, Noor Hisham said the clusters involve Perak, Sabah, Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Terengganu, of which 11 were linked to the workplace.

Johor alone detected three clusters namely the Jalan Sempadan, Tampoi Tujuh and Seri Bayu clusters. Perak detected another three, known as the Taman Sejahtera, Jalan Slim and Kota Muhibbah clusters.

Meanwhile, on clusters in other states and federal territories, Noor Hisham said they are the Jalan Terolak and Pasar Borong KL 2 clusters in Kuala Lumpur; Jalan Kelapa and Jalan Canang Emas clusters in Selangor; Ladang Sebrang and Silimpopon clusters in Sabah; Mandin Jaya cluster in Penang; Orion and Gunung Raya clusters in Kedah; and the Kampung Tanah Merah cluster in Terengganu.

The Jalan Terolak cluster in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur was detected on Jan 20 after a targeted screening on a factory in Jalan Terolak, Jalan Ipoh. A total of 16 individuals out of the 41 screened have tested positive so far.

The Pasar Borong cluster affecting the Lembah Pantai, Titiwangsa and Kepong districts in Kuala Lumpur began after the index case tested positive on Jan 6. The cluster involves a wholesale market in Pusat Bandar Utara Selayang. There were 78 individuals screened, of whom 20 tested positive.

On the Jalan Kelapa cluster in Hulu Langat, Selangor, the index case was first detected on Jan 14 at a care home in Kajang. There were 52 people screened, of whom 21 tested positive.

The Jalan Canang Emas cluster in Klang, Selangor, was detected through a targeted workplace screening on Jan 11. So far, 95 people have been screened and 13 have tested positive.

The Jalan Sempadan cluster involves the Johor Bahru and Kulai districts in Johor and began on Jan 8 after a targeted screening on a factory in the Majidee industrial area. A total of 530 people have been screened so far and 35 were found positive.

The Tampoi Tujuh cluster in Johor Bahru was first detected through a targeted screening on a factory in the Tampoi industrial area on Jan 21. Of the 94 screened, 15 positive cases were identified.

The Seri Bayu cluster, located in Kota Tinggi, Johor, began when the index case tested positive on Jan 21 through symptomatic screenings. A total of 188 people were screened with six individuals testing positive.

The Ladang Sebrang cluster involves a palm oil plantation in Lahad Datu, Sabah. The index case tested positive through symptomatic screenings on Jan 9. There were 256 individuals screened of whom 21 tested positive.

The Silimpopon cluster in Kalabakan, Sabah was first detected when the index case tested positive on Jan 6. This cluster involves plantation workers in the city of Silimpopon. So far, 170 people have been screened and 29 tested positive.

The Taman Sejahtera cluster involves the Kampar, Perak Tengah and Kinta districts in Perak. It originated from a religious gathering in a private institution in Taman Sejahtera Utama, Kampar. The index case tested positive through symptomatic screenings on Jan 17, after which screenings on 70 people found 35 positive cases.

The Jalan Slim cluster in Muallim, Perak began after the index case tested positive on Jan 14 through symptomatic screenings. The cluster involves students and staff at a public institution in Tanjong Malim. So far, 118 people have been screened and 26 were found positive.

Another cluster in Perak is the Kota Muhibbah cluster involving the Hilir Perak, Kinta and Manjung districts. The cluster involves a public facility in Teluk Intan, and the index case tested positive on Jan 17 through symptomatic screenings. There were 47 individuals screened, of whom 15 tested positive.

The Mandin Jaya cluster in Seberang Perai Utara, Penang began after the first case tested positive on Jan 17. The cluster involves staff and residents of an old folks’ home in Jalan Mak Mandin Jaya Dua. So far, 133 people have been screened and 29 tested positive.

The Orion cluster involves the Kuala Muda, Sik and Kulim districts in Kedah. The index case was found positive on Jan 12. This cluster involves a public institution in Belantik, Sik. Of the 13 people screened, nine were found positive.

The Gunung Raya cluster is located in Langkawi, Kedah. The index case for this cluster tested positive on Jan 13 after taking part in recreational activities in Jalan Padang Matsirat. So far, 46 individuals were screened, of whom 11 tested positive.

The Kampung Tanah Merah cluster in Besut, Terengganu began after the index case tested positive on Jan 11 through symptomatic screenings. There were 169 individuals screened, of whom 11 tested positive.

Noor Hisham also announced that seven clusters have ended today, namely the Kaya, Enggor, Perdana 6, Jalan Tun construction site, Darul construction site, Jalan College and Jalan Lapan clusters.

There are now 327 active clusters out of the cumulative 701.



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