Covid-19 (April 18): 2k cases for fourth consecutive day, new record in K’tan

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 2,195 new Covid-19 cases, the fourth consecutive day where daily fresh infections are above 2,000.

Sarawak topped the chart with 508 new Covid-19 cases. The state reported the most number of fresh infections in five out of the last seven days.

Meanwhile, the situation in Kelantan appears to be deteriorating with 332 new Covid-19 cases, a record high for the state.

Johor also saw an elevated number of cases at 387, the highest since March 5.

The new infections comprised 83.69 percent Malaysians and 16.31 percent non-citizens.

Active cases continued to rise steeply as the number of new cases significantly outstripped recoveries. A total of 1,427 Covid-19 patients recovered today.

  • Active cases: 19,854
  • Patients in ICUs: 219
  • Intubated: 90

Deaths

There were eight fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 1,378.

The new deaths were recorded in Selangor (2), Kelantan (2) Kuala Lumpur (1) Sarawak (1), Sabah (1) and Penang (1).

Those who died were aged between 37 and 90.

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

New cases by states


Clusters

A total of 338 out of 1,520 clusters are still active. From the active clusters, 64 of them contributed to the new cases today.

This includes the five clusters reported today. Another 14 clusters were declared resolved.

The resolved clusters are: D Gana, Jalan Permas Baru, Buloh Pasi, Sena, Industri Inanam, Perusahaan 10, Tapak Bina Queens Waterfront, Sungai Bakong, Jalan Kayu Manis, Dataran Utas, Bukit Tambun, Jalan Lapan Belas, Jalan Sutera and Jalan Green.

Details of the new clusters are as follows:

Selat Klang cluster
District(s): Klang and Petaling in Selangor
Locality/Source: A company at Jalan Pelabuhan Utara, Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 14
Total infected: 25 out of 101 screened

Tapak Bina Cahaya Alam cluster
District(s): Petaling in Selangor
Locality/Source: A construction site at Cahaya Alam, Shah Alam
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 10
Total infected: 20 out of 203 screened

Jalan Perindustrian Satu cluster
District(s): Muar in Johor
Locality/Source: A collection of factories at Jalan Perindustrian 1, Batu 8, Kawasan perindustrian Bukit Bakri, Muar.
Cluster category: Workplace
First case: April 14
Total infected: 254 out of 980 screened

Tarat Tani cluster
District(s): Serian in Sarawak
Locality/Source: Index case’s residence at Tarat, Serian
Cluster category: Community
First case: April 11
Total infected: 21 out of 320 screened

Jalan Bintulu Sibu cluster
District(s): Tatau and Bintulu in Sarawak
Locality/Source: An education institution at Jalan Bintulu Sibu, Tatau
Cluster category: School / Education Ministry’s institution
First case: April 9
Total infected: 11 out of 546 screened

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