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New cases dip below 2,000 mark, 11 deaths

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COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 1,704 new cases as of noon today, ending a three-day streak where new infections breached the 2,000 mark.

Selangor reported the highest number of cases, followed by Sabah and Johor.

Of the new cases, 74 were linked to lockups, prisons, or immigration depot clusters.

The number of new transmissions was tempered by 2,726 discharges.

However, there were 11 deaths today.

[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.] 

Based on their case numbers five of the deceased were admitted to hospital between noon on New Year’s Day, and noon Jan 2.

According to Selangor Health Department figures, 37 of the 169 “other screenings” were people who had sought testing after developing symptoms, while four tested positive after developing a severe acute respiratory infection.

Four people tested positive during pre-hospital admission screening, and eight others tested positive during pre-flight screenings.

Only Selangor and Sarawak provide granular details of “other screenings”. To learn more about “other screenings”, please click here

Their details are as follows:

Patient 65,481: Malaysian female, 71, died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar. Had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.

Patient 70,140: Malaysian male, 53, died at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Kluang. Had a history of asthma.

Patient 74,966: Malaysian male, 60, died at the Kajang Hospital. Had a history of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and paralysis.

Patient 84,283: Malaysian male, 72, died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. Had a history of chronic kidney disease.

Patient 98,901: Malaysian female, 72, died at the Lahad Datu Hospital. Had a history of diabetes, and hypertension.

Patient 115,625: Malaysian female, 77, died at the Serdang Hospital. Had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.

Patient 115,634: Malaysian male, 63, died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. Had a history of diabetes, heart disease, and dyslipidemia.

Patient 115,950: Malaysian female, 69, died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. Had a history of diabetes, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease.

Patient 115,954: Malaysian male, 56, died at the Kajang Hospital.

Patient 116,821: Malaysian male, 68, died at the Kota Tinggi Hospital.

Patient 115,337: Foreign male, 58, remains brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu.

A breakdown of cases by state is as follows:

Selangor (673)

Existing clusters: 232

New clusters (Tapak Bina Perdana Avenue, Osmo Jaya): 27

Close contact tracing: 250

Other types of screening: 163

Imported: 1

Sabah (316)

Existing clusters: 13

New cluster (Lintas Seraya): 6

Close contact tracing: 227

Other types of screening: 70

Johor (179)

Existing clusters: 49

New clusters (Belati, Wawasan Gading, Rengit Sentral): 41

Close contact tracing: 44

Other types of screening: 45

Kuala Lumpur (112)

Existing clusters: 6

Close contact tracing: 60

Other types of screening: 42

Imported: 4

Penang (103)

Existing clusters: 78

Close contact tracing: 17

Other types of screening: 8

Perak (75)

Existing clusters: 14

Close contact tracing: 47

Other types of screening: 14

Negeri Sembilan (72)

Existing clusters: 53

Close contact tracing: 12

Other types of screening:7

Kedah (53)

Existing clusters: 17

Close contact tracing: 17

Other types of screening: 19

Kelantan (47)

Existing clusters: 7

New clusters (Manik, Paloh Tumpat): 18

Close contact tracing: 17

Other types of screening: 5

Pahang (21)

Existing clusters: 13

Close contact tracing: 1

Other types of screening: 7

Putrajaya (17)

Existing clusters: 1

Close contact tracing: 12

Other types of screening: 4

Labuan (16)

Existing clusters: 2

Close contact tracing: 7

Other types of screening: 7

Sarawak (10)

New cluster (Stutong): 2

Close contact tracing: 3

Other types of screening: 5

Malacca (6)

Existing clusters: 1

Close contact tracing: 2

Other types of screening: 3

Terengganu (4)

Existing clusters: 1

Close contact tracing: 1

Other types of screening: 2

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