Covid-19 (March 17): 1,219 New Cases, 2 Deaths

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 1,219 new Covid-19 cases today and two deaths.

Non-citizens accounted for 36.6 percent of new cases, while Selangor is the state with the most number of new cases.

  • Active cases: 15,075
  • Patients in ICUs: 154
  • Intubated: 64

Deaths

The two new Covid-19 deaths reported were both in Sabah, which is the state that has the highest number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.

Sabah has reported 384 Covid-19 deaths, which is more than Selangor (313) despite having reported only half the number of confirmed cases.

The national Covid-19 death toll stood at 1,220.

The victims were both Malaysians with comorbidities. Details of the victims are on Malaysiakini’s Covid-19 tracker page.

 

Clusters

The Health Ministry reported that there are 429 active Covid-19 clusters in the country, of which 58 saw new cases today.

The new Subang Dua cluster – discovered through the targeted screening of workplaces in USJ – saw 146 new cases, while the rest of the existing new clusters saw new cases in the double digits.

The Health Ministry classified 12 new clusters today, of which five were detected through targeted screening of workplaces.

There were two community clusters and an imported cluster involving a ship crew that sailed from Singapore.

The Health Ministry also reported that a new detention centre cluster had emerged in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.

Subang Dua cluster
District(s): Petaling, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Subang 2, Taman Perindustrian Subang
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 16, targeted screening
Total infected: 153 out of 602 screened

Jalan Lada Sulah cluster
District(s): Petaling and Klang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Jalan Lada Sulah, Shah Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: Feb 22, targeted screening
Total infected: 18 out of 327 screened

Meranti Jaya cluster
District(s): Sepang, Selangor
Locality/Source: Factory in Taman Meranti Jaya, Puchong
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 17, targeted screening
Total infected: 8 out of 101 screened

Jalan Merpati cluster
District(s): Miri, Sarawak
Locality/Source: Supermarket in Jalan Merpati
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 7, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 51 out of 310 screened

Kayu Gading cluster
District(s): Batu Pahat, Johor
Locality/Source: Factory in Kawasan Perindustrian Sri Gading II
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 14, targeted screening
Total infected: 36 out of 101 screened

Jalan Perdana cluster
District(s): Seremban and Rembau, Negeri Sembilan
Locality/Source: Educational institute in Jalan Perdana 2, Rembau
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 15, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 23 out of 229 screened

Long Yunus cluster
District(s): Pasir Puteh, Bachok and Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Locality/Source: Government office in Jalan Long Yunus, Kota Bharu
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 13, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 23 out of 214 screened

Banggol Lepah cluster
District(s): Bachok, Kuala Krai, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh and Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Locality/Source: Construction site in Kampung Banggol Lepah, Kota Bharu
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: March 6, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 41 out of 261 screened

Jalan Hang Tuah cluster
District(s): Johor Bahru, Johor
Locality/Source: Unspecified location in Jalan Hang Tuah 24
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 7, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 20 out of 155 screened

Taman Ria Enam cluster
District(s): Tawau, Sabah
Locality/Source: Residential area in Taman Ria 6, Sri Tanjung
Cluster category: Community
First case: March 11, pre-hospitalisation screening
Total infected: 16 out of 85 screened

Tembok Muhasabah cluster
District(s): Jelubu, Johor
Locality/Source: Detention centre in Jalan Kuala Klawang
Cluster category: Detention centre
First case: March 17, targeted screening
Total infected: 49 out of 225 screened

Andromeda cluster
District(s): Muar, Johor
Locality/Source: Ship crew from Singapore
Cluster category: Imported
First case: March 15, index case with symptoms
Total infected: 6 out of 44 screened

 

Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/566974

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