Tuesday, May 18, 2021

6 more deaths push virus toll to 463

Johor records the most cases for the first time.

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Another 1,870 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 110,485.

For the first time, Johor recorded the most new cases with 607, of which 578 or 95.2% were from clusters and close contact screening. This was due in part to the emergence of the Tembok Choh prison cluster.

This was followed by Selangor (472, 25.2%) and Sabah (280, 15%).

Kuala Lumpur recorded 219 cases, Penang 69, Kelantan 56, Pahang and Perak 48 each, Negeri Sembilan 34, Kedah 23, Melaka eight, Terengganu and Labuan two each, and Putrajaya and Sarawak one each.

Active cases stand at 22,562 with 131 in the ICU and 62 in need of respiratory assistance.

Eight new clusters were detected today: Tembok Choh (Johor Bahru, Pontian, Kota Tinggi and Mersing in Johor; 382 cases), Tapak Bina Broga (Hulu Langat in Selangor; 64 cases), Tapak Bina Stesen (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; 54 cases), Slot Berjaya (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; nine cases), Jalan Nikolas (Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur; six cases), Gerbang Pongsu (Kerian and Kinta in Perak; eight cases), Damai Ketari (Bentong in Pahang; 21 cases), and Alor (Kota Setar in Kedah and Titiwangsa and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur; 20 cases).

Five other clusters ended today – Tapak Bina Sungai Mulia, Assumption, Blok 31, Tanjung Bunga and Jeri – leaving 233 active clusters throughout the country.

Another 745 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 87,460.

However, six more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 463.

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