Covid-19 (April 28): New cases breach 3k mark – Malaysiakini

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 3,142 new Covid-19 cases today, marking the first time new cases had reached the 3,000 mark since Feb 21.

The number of active Covid-19 cases are on a steady rise as the number of new cases continue to exceed the number of people being discharged. 

The number of patients needing intensive care has also reached levels not seen since Feb 6.

  • Active cases: 26,719
  • Patients in ICUs: 304
  • Intubated: 138

States

Selangor reported 1,019 new cases, essentially rolling back all the progress made over the past two months.

The Klang Valley accounts for 46.9 percent of all new cases.

New cases in the Klang Valley are primarily detected among those who are close contacts of Covid-19 patients.

However, in Kuala Lumpur, disturbingly, one in three new cases are detected through “other screenings”, which means that the new Covid-19 case is not related to existing clusters or close contacts. 

Other states showing an upward trend in new cases are Kedah and Terengganu.

As of yesterday, the R-naught for Malaysia was 1.12. A figure of above 1.00 would suggests that the spread of Covid-19 was increasing. 

Only three regions have a R-naught figure of less than 1.00 – Penang, Perlis and Labuan.

Deaths

There were 15 new Covid-19 related deaths reported today, bringing the death toll to 1,477.

These deaths were reported in Sarawak (6), Kelantan (2), Johor (1), Selangor (1), Sabah (1), Penang (1), Perak (1), Negeri Sembilan (1) and Pahang (1).

Thee of the victims were pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital.

Cumulatively, Sarawak has now reported 171 Covid-19 related deaths. 

Details of the victims are documented on Malaysiakini’s Covid-19 tracker site.

Clusters

The Health Ministry today reported that 370 Covid-19 clusters are still active, up from the recent low of 338 active clusters reported in April 18.

There were 68 clusters which saw new cases today. The cluster with the most new cases is the Pulai Chongdong cluster (66) in Kelantan, which was classified on April 19.

Another 12 new clusters were classified today. Four the clusters involved the education sector while another four involved community spread. Details follow:

Melugu cluster
District(s): Sri Aman and Lubuk Antu in Sarawak
Locality/Source: School at Pekan Sri Aman
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: April 26, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 13 out of 582 screened

Madai cluster
District(s): Lahad Datu and Kunak in Sabah
Locality/Source: School at Kampung Madai, Kunak
Cluster category: MOE regulated institution
First case: April 8, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 30 out of 45 screened

Layar Hujung cluster
District(s): Kuala Muda in Kedah
Locality/Source: Learning institute at Sungai Layar Hujung, Sungai Petani, Kuala Muda
Cluster category: Education (others)
First case: April 27, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 23 out of 45 screened

Jalan Gombak Dua cluster
District(s): Gombak and Hulu Langat in Selangor; Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
Locality/Source: Learning institute at Jalan Gombak
Cluster category: Higher education
First case: April 27, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 19 out of 78 screened

Ulu Strass cluster
District(s): Meradong in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Jalan Ulu Strass, Meradong
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 20, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 25 out of 47 screened

Jalan Maharajalela cluster
District(s): Hilir Perak in Perak; Kuala Muda in Kedah; Cheras in Kuala Lumpur
Locality/Source: Meeting at Jalan Padang Tembak off Jalan Maharaja Lela, Teluk Intan
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 17, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 12 out of 41 screened

Taman Wira cluster
District(s): Kluang, Batu Pahat and Kulai in Johor
Locality/Source: Index case’s residence at Taman Wira Simpang, Kluang
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 24, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 26 out of 134 screened

Pintu Air Relau cluster
District(s): Bandar Baharu and Kota Setar in Kedah
Locality/Source: Index case’s residence at Jalan Pintu Air, Relau, Bandar Baharu
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 26, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 31 out of 83 screened

Jalan Rimbunan cluster
District(s): Kepong in Kuala Lumpur and Gombak in Selangor
Locality/Source: A service provider at Jalan Rimbunan Raya, Laman Rimbunan, Kepong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 26, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 22 out of 88 screened

Jalan Bakariah cluster
District(s): Muar in Johor
Locality/Source: A plantationan at Jalan Bakariah, Muar
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 23, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 10 out of 40 screened

Jalan Sekinchan cluster
District(s): Klang in Selangor
Locality/Source: Elderly care home at Jalan Sekinchan, Pandamaran, Klang
Cluster category: High risk group
First case: April 23, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 23 out of 38 screened

Leboh Gambus cluster
District(s): Klang in Selangor
Locality/Source: Vicinity of Leboh Gambus 14, Taman Desawan, Klang
Cluster category: Religious event
First case: April 19, index case reported symptoms
Total infected: 61 out of 123 screened

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