Covid-19: Malaysia’s new cases dip to 4,113 on Raya Day Two, nearly one-third from Selangor; 34 deaths recorded

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File picture shows some of the patients who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Pengkalan Chepa Kelantan Islamic Rehabilitation Centre(PUTIK), Kota Baru, May 13, 2021. — Bernama pic
File picture shows some of the patients who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Pengkalan Chepa Kelantan Islamic Rehabilitation Centre(PUTIK), Kota Baru, May 13, 2021. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Malaysia today recorded 4,113 new Covid-19 cases on the second day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, with almost one-third detected in Selangor alone, the Health Ministry’s latest figures show.

The 4,113 new cases today were a slight decrease from the 4,855 new cases recorded yesterday.

The highest number of new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Selangor today at 1,269 cases or 30.85 per cent of the 4,113 cases today.

This was followed by Sarawak at 533 cases, while the other states and federal territories were in the range of over 300 cases and under.

The rest are Kelantan at 371 new Covid-19 cases today, Johor (335), Kuala Lumpur (306), Penang (266), Kedah (228), Pahang (178), Terengganu (165), Perak (147), Negri Sembilan (124), Melaka (107), Sabah (53), Putrajaya (20), Labuan at six cases, and Perlis at five cases.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded so far in the country to 462,190.

Out of the 4,113 cases, only one was an imported case, while the remaining 4,112 were all locally-transmitted cases (with 92 per cent or 3,791 being Malaysians while 321 were non-citizens).

A total of 34 deaths were recorded today, bringing the death toll so far due to Covid-19 to 1,822.

All 34 are Malaysians, with eight in Selangor, six each in Johor and Kuala Lumpur, four in Kelantan, three in Kedah, two each in Sabah and Melaka and one each in Sarawak, Perak and Terengganu. They were aged within the range of 45 to 84 years old, with most having other medical conditions.

This is the second highest daily number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 since the pandemic began in Malaysia, with the highest being the 39 deaths recorded two days ago on May 12.

This is also the second time that the number of Covid-19 deaths recorded in a day has exceeded 30 cases.

Currently, there are 41,471 active Covid-19 cases or patients still undergoing treatment, a slight decrease from the 41,582 active cases yesterday.

The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) increased from the 481 recorded yesterday to 482 today, with such patients requiring respiratory support also increasing from 247 yesterday to 250 today.

A total of 4,190 people were discharged today, which means a total 418,897 people or 90.6 per cent have recovered so far.

There were 13 new Covid-19 clusters recorded today, namely four involving the workplace, four involving the community, two religious-linked clusters, one cluster involving an institute of higher education, one cluster involving a private educational institute, and another involving high-risk groups.

In the detailed list of the 13 clusters by the Health Ministry, the workplace clusters involve workers of a factory in the Balakong Jaya Light Industrial Park in Selangor (138 Covid-19 positive cases), staff of a public administration centre at Persiaran Utara in Kota Tinggi, Johor (16), staff of a mining company in Tanjung Dungun, Terengganu (42), and employees of a services firm at Jalan Putra Square 6, Kuantan, Pahang (29).

The cluster involving the staff and students of a private educational institution registered with the Education Ministry and located at Lebuh Lembah Permai 1, Tanjung Bungah in Penang has so far seen 15 testing positive for Covid-19, while the cluster involving the staff and students of a institute of higher education at Jalan Tegas 1/15, Shah Alam in Selangor has seen 23 testing positive.

The cluster relating to high-risk groups involves the staff and residents of two old folks’ care centres in Georgetown, Penang with 36 testing positive so far.

The religious-linked clusters in Kedah and Kuala Lumpur have seen 50 and 17 Covid-19 cases recorded respectively, while the four community clusters have altogether recorded 86 cases (with 36 from the cluster involving Terengganu, Pahang, and Selangor, 26 from the cluster in Pahang, 13 from the cluster in Sarawak, and 11 from the cluster in Johor).

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