1,141 new cases, record high ICU cases

UPDATED at 8:33 PM | COVID-19 | The Department of Health reported 1,141 new cases of Covid-19 during the 24-hour period ending at noon today.

No new deaths were reported during this time, the first time in more than a month.

However, the number of patients requiring intensive care and the number of patients requiring mechanical ventilation have both increased.

Leading indicators:

  • Active cases: 10,802 ↓ (3 less than the previous day)
  • Patients in the ICU: 129 ↑ (13 more than the previous day, new record)
  • Intubated patients: 7 ↑ (7 more than the previous day)
  • Deaths: 0 (nil for the first time since November 1)

The previous record for IC cases was 122 cases recorded on December 2.

The highest number of new cases was reported in the Klang Valley region with 578 cases (50.7 percent).

Sabah and Selangor each registered 28 percent of the total number of cases in the country, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 22.4 percent of the cases.

About 87.15 percent of new cases in the Klang Valley could be traced to existing or new clusters, or close contacts, while 12.5 percent were detected through “other screenings,” including post-symptom screening, pre-screening to surgery and workplace screening. , among other things.

[For 14-day cumulative new cases count at mukim (locality) level, click here. For details of new cases by clusters, click here. There may be delays to updates by the respective state health departments.]

Of the 1,141 newly reported cases, three were imported.

Malacca and Terengganu have not reported new cases, while Perlis, which was previously a ‘green’ state, has reported one case.

The cases are divided as follows:

Sabah (320)

Existing clusters: 61

Close contacts: 184

Other showing: 75

Selangor (320)

Existing clusters: 155

Close contacts: 96

Imported: 1

Other showing: 68

Kuala Lumpur (256)

Existing clusters: 226

New clusters: 15

Close contacts: 10

Imported: 1

Other screening: 4

Johor (69)

Existing clusters: 39

New clusters: 8

Close contacts: 19

Other screening: 3

Penang (48)

Existing clusters: 26

Close contacts: 4

Other showing: 18

Silver (47)

Existing clusters: 34

New clusters: 6

Close contacts: 6

Other screening: 1

Kedah (24)

Existing clusters: 20

Other screening: 4

Kelantan (20)

Existing cluster: 1

New cluster: 19

Negeri Sembilan (15)

Existing clusters: 7

Close contacts: 4

Other screening: 4

Pahang (15)

New clusters: 15

Labuan (3)

Other screening: 3

Putrajaya (2)

Close contacts: 1

Other screening: 1

Sarawak (1 Hospital)

Imported: 1

Perlis (1 Hospital)

Other screening: 1

The Department of Health is currently monitoring 188 active Covid-19 clusters, of which 49 have reported new cases today.

The top three clusters with the largest number of new cases today are all workplace-related.

The Puteh Lama construction site cluster in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, has registered 159 new cases out of a total of 372 cases.

The Teratai cluster, centered around Top Glove factories in Meru, Klang, has registered 62 new cases, for a total of 6,632 people screened and 5,156 cases detected (positivity rate = 77.74 percent). One person is in intensive care.

The Damanlela construction site cluster in Kuala Lumpur today registered 58 new cases, for a total of 1,646 cases. In this cluster, 3,500 people have been screened so far.

The Ministry of Health has also identified eight new clusters.

The Bina Muda construction site cluster includes the Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Kepong districts in Kuala Lumpur. Eleven cases have been detected so far following massive workplace screening.

The Galeri construction site cluster includes the Lembah Pantai and Cheras districts in Kuala Lumpur. The first cases were identified on December 2, after massive workplace screening, and 16 cases have been detected so far.

The Bukit Dalam cluster in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, was discovered after the index case reported symptoms and tested positive on November 30. 13 cases have been reported so far.

The Cempaka cluster in Kulai and Kluang districts of Johor has 10 cases. It was discovered after the index case developed a severe acute respiratory infection and then tested positive for Covid-19 on December 2.

The Sungai Cincin Cluster comprises three states: Batang Padang in Perak, Segamat in Johor, and Klang in Selangor. The cluster was detected after the index case reported symptoms on December 1, and 15 cases have been reported to date.

The Huma cluster in Pasir Puteh and Kota Bharu, Kelantan, was identified after the index case tested positive while tracing contacts. Twenty cases have been discovered to date.

The Jalan Genting cluster in Kuala Lumpur’s Titiwangsa district and Pahang’s Bentong district has reported 14 cases, after the index case was positive on December 1 after reporting symptoms.

The Atabara cluster in Kuantan and Pekan, Pahang, was detected after the index case tested positive on December 2 after reporting symptoms, and five cases have been detected so far.

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