Covid-19 (May 16): 3,780 cases, death toll crosses 1,900

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Covid-19 (May 16): 3,780 cases, death toll crosses 1,900
Covid-19 (May 16): 3,780 cases, death toll crosses 1,900

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 3,780 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths.

The new locally transmitted infections comprised 91.08 percent Malaysians and 8.92 percent non-citizens.

The Klang Valley accounted for 42.99 percent (1624 cases) of new local infections while East Malaysia made up 13.21 percent (499 cases).

There were only two imported cases reported today.

New recoveries of 3,990 outpaced fresh cases, helping to reduce the number of active cases and reducing the strain on Covid-19 hospitals.

  • Active cases: 41,889

  • Patients in ICUs: 520

  • Intubated: 272

Selangor recorded the highest number of new infections today with 1,275 cases.

This was followed by Sarawak at 405 cases, Kedah at 363 cases, and Kelantan at 357 cases.

Deaths

There were 36 fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 1,902.

The new deaths were recorded in Selangor (8), Penang (6), Sarawak (5), Kedah (5), Kuala Lumpur (4), Perak (3), Negeri Sembilan (2), Terengganu (2), and Pahang (1).

The youngest victim was a 29-year-old Malaysian man who suffered from obesity. He died at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

The remaining deaths were aged between 30 and 93.

For a detailed breakdown of the reported deaths today, please refer to our Covid-19 tracker site.

New cases by state

Selangor (1275)
Sarawak (405)
Kedah (363)
Kelantan (357)
Kuala Lumpur (342)
Johor (224)
Pulau Pinang (187)
Pahang (159)
Malacca (122)
Perak (115)
Sabah (87)
Negeri Sembilan (70)
Terengganu (58)
Labuan (7)
Putrajaya (7)
Perlis (2)

Clusters

A total of 470 out of 1,887 clusters are still active. This includes the 11 new clusters reported today.

Notably, four of the 11 new clusters involve education institutions.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Jalan Sungai Panjang
Category: Education Ministry institution
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sabak Bernam
Total infected: 11 out of 130 screened

Jalan Benut Kluang
Category: Education Ministry institution
State(s): Johor
District(s): Kluang
Total infected: 25 out of 110 screened

Tanah Lesen
Category: Education Ministry institution
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Sabak Bernam, Petaling and Klang
Total infected: 13 out of 72 screened

Gugusan Alam

Category: Private education institution registered under Education Ministry
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Kuala Selangor
Total infected: 27 out of 141 screened

Kampung Terusan
Category: Community
State(s): Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu
Total infected: 27 out of 141 screened

Kampung Boyan
Category: Community
State(s): Sarawak
District(s): Kuching
Total infected: 19 out of 69 screened

Jalan Abdul Hamid
Category: Community
State(s): Perak
District(s): Kinta
Total infected: 19 out of 60 screened

Jalan Kelab Golf Tiga Belas
Category: Workplace
State(s): Selangor
District(s): Petaling, Klang, Hulu Langat and Sepang
Total infected: 23 out of 137 screened

Jalan Semabok
Category: Workplace
State(s): Malacca
District(s): Melaka Tengah
Total infected: 11 out of 81 screened

Parit Lintang
Category: Religious event
State(s): Johor
District(s): Batu Pahat and Johor Bahru
Total infected: 13 out of 55 screened

Jalan Menteri

Category: Religious event
State(s): Sabah
District(s): Kota Kinabalu and Penampang
Total infected: 9 out of 33 screened