Covid-19 (Nov 25): 970 New Cases, Mostly from Negeri Sembilan

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 970 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths across the country.

Most of the new cases were reported in Negeri Sembilan (32.8 percent of new cases), followed by Sabah (30.2 percent) and Selangor (11.9 percent).

In Negeri Sembilan, nearly all the new cases (94.7 percent) were from the Bakti cluster, which involves a prison.

The cluster with the next biggest increase was the new D’Bajaru cluster in Sabah (56) and the Pengkalan Barat cluster in Penang (40).

The Teratai cluster, which currently has the largest active cluster, saw 17 new cases. This cluster involves a Top Glove factory in Selangor.

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 12,971 ↓ (1,382 less than the previous day)
  • Patients in intensive care: 110 ↓ (2 less than the previous day)
  • Intubated patients: 47 ↓ (2 less than the previous day)
  • Deaths: 4

Two of the four new deaths were reported in Sabah. The cumulative Covid-19 death toll for Sabah stands at 199, or 57.1 percent of the national total (345).

Details of the four casualties – all female – are as follows:

‘Patient 42,004’ – Malaysian female, 73, passed away at the Penang Hospital.

‘Patient 56,682’ – Malaysian female, 68, passed away at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Sabah.

‘Patient 56,891’ – Malaysian female, 54, passed away also at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Sabah and;

‘Patient 58.707’ – Foreign female, 77, passed away at the Labuan Hospital with no comorbidity.

Perlis was the only territory which did not report new cases. A breakdown of new cases are as follows:

  • Negeri Sembilan (318)

    Existing clusters: 318

  • Sabah (293)

    Existing clusters: 36

    New cluster (D’Bajaru): 56

    Close contact: 129

    Other screenings: 72

Existing clusters: 40

New cluster (Gangsa): 23

Close contact: 23

Severe accute respiratory infection: 4

Other screenings: 22

Import cases: 3

Existing cluster: 78

Close contact: 1

Other screenings: 1

Existing cluster: 29

Close contact: 5

Other screenings: 10

Existing clusters: 22

Close contact: 11

Severe accute respiratory infection: 1

Other screenings: 3

Existing clusters: 10

New clusters (Batu Tujuh, Tanjung Bunga): 9

Close contact: 3

Severe accute respiratory infection: 3

Other screenings: 5

Existing clusters: 24

Existing clusters: 2

Other screenings: 12

Existing clusters: 3

Other screenings: 5

Import cases: 2

Close contact: 1

Other screenings: 1

Other screenings: 1

New cluster (Kerengge): 1

Existing cluster

As of yesterday, the country’s laboratories had the capacity to perform 59,485 RT-PCR tests of which 24,386 were performed (41 percent of capacity).

In Sabah, there are four laboratories capable of performing a total of 2,750 tests daily. Yesterday, 2,312 tests were processed.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry today classified five new clusters.

The D’Bajaru cluster has 90 cases involving the Lahad Datu district in Sabah. The index case was identified during part of a targeted screening of two villages.

The Gangsa cluster has 30 cases involving the Kuala Langat district in Selangor. The index case was identified during workplace screening. Only one case involves a Malaysian citizen.

The Batu Tujuk cluster has 144 cases involving the Batu Pahat and Johor Bahru districts in Johor. The index case suffered from a severe acute respiratory infection and tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 22.

The Tanjung Bunga cluster has 11 cases involving the Johor Bahru district in Johor. The index case suffered from a severe acute respiratory infection and tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 21.

The Kerengge cluster has six cases involving the Marang district in Terengganu. The index case reported symptoms and tested positive on Nov 17.

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