KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 – Malaysia has exceeded 6,000 total Covid-19 cases today, as the Ministry of Health announced 57 new cases as at 12pm today. This brings the cumulative number of cases to 6,002.
“Therefore, the total number of active cases with Covid-19 infection was 1,729 cases. They were isolated and treated. Out of the 57 new cases reported today, 25 are import cases. This means that local transmission cases are only 32 cases,” Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.
27 of the new cases today were recorded in Selangor, with 13 of them being imported cases. 10 new cases are from Kuala Lumpur, including 7 imported cases. Melaka has 5 new cases, 2 imported; whereas Johor has 3 new cases, all which were imported.
Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak each recorded 5 new cases, all of which are locally transmitted. Similarly, Putrajaya and Pahang recorded 1 new case each, comprising of only locally transmitted cases.
The rest of the states and federal territories did not record any new cases today.
36 patients are being treated in intensive care. From that number, 14 are on ventilator support.
Apart from that, two deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 102.
“The 101st death (Case 4657) was a 64-year-old male Malaysian citizen with a history of blood cancer. He had a close contact history with the Covid-19 positive case of the Bali PUI cluster (case 4476),” said the D-G.
“The 102nd (Case 5282) was a 72-year-old male Malaysian citizen with a history of hypertension.”
Dr Noor Hisham proceeded to provide an update on the status of Covid-19 in Sarawak.
As at noon today, three clusters were identified in Sarawak, comprising of the church gathering cluster in Kuching, Italy Person Under Investigations (PUI) cluster, and the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) cluster.
“Most cases in SGH cluster are closely related to the church gathering cluster in Kuching (29 cases or 51.8%). According to investigations so far, there have been NO cases stemming from case management of the Covid-19 ward and intensive care unit (ICU) at the hospital.”
There were two new cases today in this cluster, bringing the total cases to 56 cases. 35 cases have recovered fully, whereas the remaining 21 are bring treated in the hospital.
“As of April 29, a total of 2,003 close contacts have been identified following active case detection activity conducted by the MOH. It was found that 1,950 health personnel were negative for the COVID-19 detection test.”
All staff involved will undergo screening tests as per MOH’s guidelines.
“MOH has started providing mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) in all MOH health facilities, including individual and group initial psychological assistance (Psychological First Aid) activities. Emotional support and counseling to healthcare personnel is also provided through online services that have been established at the hospital and state levels,” Dr Noor Hisham added.
He also assured that SGH’s critical services are ongoing as usual.
As for the Kuching church cluster, one new case was recorded today, bringing the total to 176. From the total, 86 cases have been discharged, 85 patients are being treated in normal wards, 2 are in ICU and the remaining 3 have died (cases 358, 2471 and 2864).
The PUI Italy cluster did not record any new cases today, maintaining the total cases under this cluster at 63. From the 63, 26 have already recovered, 31 are in normal wards, one is in intensive care and five have died (cases 1031, 1032, 1006, 2850 and 2210).