Wednesday, October 20, 2021

9 new clusters as death toll goes up by 2

Active cases stand at 21,443 with 117 in the ICU and 55 in need of respiratory assistance.

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Another 1,925 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 108,618.

Selangor recorded 747 cases or 38.8%, of which 625 (83.7%) were from clusters and close contact screening.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (360) and Pahang (288). Of the total cases reported in Pahang, 98% was linked to a new prison cluster.

Sabah recorded 230 cases, Johor 110, Negeri Sembilan 60, Penang 57, Kelantan 31, Perak 17, Melaka nine, Kedah eight, Sarawak four, and Terengganu and Putrajaya two each.

Nine new clusters were detected today: Seri Lanang (Klang, Gombak, Kuala Selangor and Petaling in Selangor; 173 cases), Jalan Chu (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; 44 cases), Tapak Bina Awan Puteh (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; 29 cases), Integra Ikon (Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur; 11 cases), Jalan Satang (Titiwangsa and Kepong in Kuala Lumpur; 30 cases), Tembok Mempaga (Bentong in Pahang; 284 cases), Timbang Dayang (Kota Belud in Sabah; 13 cases), Teguli (Putatan in Sabah; 12 cases) and Rambai (Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah in Melaka; 16 cases).

Three others ended today, leaving a total of 220 active clusters across the country.

Active cases stand at 21,443 with 117 in the ICU and 55 in need of respiratory assistance.

Another 1,123 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 86,715.

However, two more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 457.

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