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Kuala Lumpur: Factories and construction sites continue to be the ‘depth’ of the deadly coronavirus transmission, Covid-19 when a report by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) shows that many new clusters are still being detected from both workplaces.

These new clusters, among others, are either targeted screening results, close contact screening results, symptomatic individual screening results and screening results before returning to the country of origin.

Based on MOH statistics, for the latest weekly coverage period (February 6-February 12), the two states that often appear at the top of the workplace cluster list (KTK) are Johor and Selangor.

Today (February 12), Johor recorded five (5) more new workplace clusters. Among them is the Jalan Besar Pontian Cluster, involving a factory in Jalan Pontian, Pontian Besar. As of February 12, 64 positive Covid-19 cases have been detected.

On February 9, Senai City Eight Cluster, as a result of factory targeted screening at Jalan I-Park Sc 8, I-Park SAC Industrial Park, Senai, Kulai recorded 114 positive cases.

Meanwhile, Selangor, yesterday added two more KTKs, among them, the Pantai Dalam Construction Site Cluster which recorded 94 positive cases of Covid-19 as of February 12, as a result of targeted screening by employees of a construction site.

On February 6, the Kampung Baru Industrial Cluster, involving Petaling district, Selangor, as a result of the targeted screening of three (3) factories in Kampung Baru, Sungai Buluh, recorded 167 positive cases of Covid-19.

MOH also reported that new clusters are categorized as communities, religious and high-risk groups (KBT).

The new clusters reported include service companies, cleaning companies, public administration centers, medical centers including dialysis centers, care centers, schools, shopping malls, farms and detention centers.

For the latest weekly inclusion period (February 6-February 12), the MOH reported 86 new clusters and 69 or 80.2 percent of them were workplace clusters (KTK). Johor contributed 23 (33.3 per cent) of KTK out of 69 KTK while Selangor recorded 22 (31.9 per cent) of KTK.

The significant emergence of KTK is associated with the screening program conducted on workers, especially foreigners in factories and construction sites, starting 1 December 2020.

For the record, the number of new clusters during the period 6 February-11 February 2021 is as follows:

• Saturday 6 February – 12 new clusters, 11 of them KTK.

• Ahad 7 Februari – seven (7) new clusters, three (3) of them KTK.

• Monday 8 February – 13 new clusters, 11 of them KTK.

• Tuesday 9 February – 12 new clusters, 11 of them KTK.

• Wednesday 10 February – 11 new clusters, seven (7) of them KTK.

• Thursday 11 February – 17 new clusters, 13 of them KTK.

• Friday 12 February – 14 new clusters, 13 of them KTK.

In total, as of 12 February 2021, there are 484 clusters in Malaysia that are still active and monitored.

After being shocked by the new daily cases of Covid-19 more than five thousand three days in a row on January 29, 2021 (5,725 cases), January 30, 2021 (5,728 cases) and January 31, 2021 (5,298 cases), as a whole during this weekly inclusion period , the number of new daily cases is stabilizing.

Most relieved the country recorded 2,764 new daily cases on February 9, after new daily cases hovered around an average of three (3) thousand to four (4) thousand.

The last time Malaysia recorded new daily cases of around two thousand on January 13 was 2,985 cases and after that, new daily cases continued to hover between three and four thousand.

Meanwhile, on Friday 12 February, the number of new positive cases as announced by the Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement on the current situation of Covid-19 disease in Malaysia of 3,318 cases, namely 3,311 cases of local transmission and seven (7) import cases .

Of the 3,311 cases of local transmission, 1,673 cases (50.5 per cent) involved citizens while 1,638 per cent (49.5 per cent) were non-citizens.

With 3,318 new cases, the number of Covid-19 cumulative cases in Malaysia has now jumped to 258,306 cases and active cases with a contagion of 51,579 cases.

For the record, new daily cases during the weekly coverage of February 6 to February 11, 2021 were 3,487 (February 6), 3,731 cases (February 7), 3,100 cases (February 8), 2,764 cases (February 9), 3,288 cases (February 10), 3,384 cases (February 11) and 3,318 cases (February 12).

Cases recovered until February 12 of 3,505 cases and the cumulative number of patient cases recovered from Covid-19 is now 205,774 cases (79.7 percent).

Records of cases recovered during February 6 to February 12, 2021 were 1,692 cases (February 6), 3,369 cases (February 7), 2,340 cases (February 8), 3,887 cases (February 9), 1,929 cases (February 10), 3,774 cases (11 February) and 3,505 (February 12).

HEALTH OFFICERS assist Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) staff under the supervision of the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) complete with personal protective equipment (PPE) when arranging the funeral of Covid-19 patients at Section 21 Islamic Cemetery, Shah Alam, yesterday. PHOTO BERNAMA

Dr Noor Hisham in a post on his personal Facebook on February 11 asked for the cooperation of Malaysians to help reduce the number of new Covid-19 daily cases.

He made the request by sharing a report Institut Health Metrics and Evaluation The US-based (IHME) is predicting in January 2021 that the new daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia will explode up to 20,000 cases a day from March 3, 2021.

“May we unite to defeat this virus and set aside differences and personal interests. We must remain focused on fighting this virus and doing the best for the country, Protecting the weak and our loved ones. Stay at home and take care of yourself safely during the festive holidays ( This long Chinese New Year), “said Dr Noor Hisham.

With a cumulative case record of 258,306, Malaysia is currently ranked 49th in the list of 216 countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In front of Malaysia are Equador (262,213 cases) and Belarus (263,551 cases).

China reported the first case of the deadly coronavirus at the end of 2019, ranked 84th with 89,748 cases, while neighboring Singapore ranked 94th with 59,777 cases.

As of Friday 12 February 2021, the total number of Covid-19 clusters in the country is 962 clusters and 478 clusters of them are declared expired.

The total number of active clusters is 484 clusters and 83 clusters of them record an increase in new cases. The three clusters reported to add the highest number of new cases on February 12 are the Jalan Seelong Cluster (326 cases), the Tanjung Suria Cluster (258 cases) and the Selambau Cluster (136 cases).

The Jalan Seelong cluster involves the Kulai district in Johor, the result of a targeted screening of employees of a company.

The Tanjung Suria cluster involves the districts of Sepang, Gombak, Kuala Selangor and Huu Selangor in Selangor, as a result of targeted workplace screening involving two (2) factories.

The Selambau cluster involves the Kuala Muda district in Kedah, the result of a targeted screening of factory workers residing in Bukit Selambau.

Meanwhile, a total of 14 new clusters were reported today, involving 13 workplace clusters and one (1) community cluster.

Among the KTKs that recorded high Covid-19 positive cases during the screening were Rubber Industry Road Cluster involving Kulai, Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi districts in Johor. This cluster is the result of screening by factory workers in Senai Industrial Estate, Kulai. As of February 11, out of 193 individuals screened, 102 cases were positively detected by Covid-19.

On February 8, among the clusters adding high new cases was the Serkam Industry Cluster which recorded 329 cases on the day. This KTK involves the districts of Jasin and Central Melaka, Melaka, as a result of targeted screening of a chicken processing factory in Serkam, Merlimau. As of Sunday, February 7, a total of 800 cases were reported positive.

According to MOH details of 3,318 positive cases reported on February 12, Selangor remained contributing the most new 1,214 cases, namely 489 cases from existing clusters, 367 cases from close contact screening of Covid-19 positive cases, one import case and 357 cases from screening another. There are two new clusters, the Resin Construction Site Cluster and the Industrial Park Cluster.

Johor recorded 742 cases and added six new clusters, the Seelong Road Cluster, the Electronic Industrial Road Cluster, the Pontian Besar Road Cluster, the Release Industry Cluster, and the Ladang Pekan Cluster. An import case.

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 374 cases and one new cluster, Pantai Dalam Construction Site Cluster and five (5) import cases, Kedah 188 cases and one new cluster, Selambau Cluster, Penang 149 cases, Sabah 118 cases, Negeri Sembilan 118 cases, Perak 99 cases and three (3) new clusters, Jalan Jelapang Cluster, Jalan Perusahaan Tiga Cluster and Kampung Teluk Cluster.

Sarawak 83 cases, Kelantan 79 cases and a new cluster, Changgong Base Cluster; Terengganu 72 cases; Melaka 45 cases and one (1) new cluster, Soaking Technology Cluster, Pahang 30 cases; Federal Territory of Putrajaya six (6) cases and Federal Territory of Labuan one (1) case.

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) OFFICER, Sri Mulyadi Sri Soetarmanto, 56, complete with personal protective equipment (PPE) manages the remains of Covid-19 patients at the Section 21 Islamic Cemetery, Shah Alam.  PHOTO BERNAMA
Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) OFFICER, Sri Mulyadi Sri Soetarmanto, 56, complete with personal protective equipment (PPE) manages the remains of Covid-19 patients at the Section 21 Islamic Cemetery, Shah Alam. PHOTO BERNAMA

Meanwhile, 258 cases of Covid-19 require treatment in the Intensive Care Unit and 119 cases of them require respiratory assistance.

A total of 17 deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Malaysia to 953 cases (0.37 percent),

For the record, the number of deaths during the inclusion period was 12 cases (February 6), 15 cases (February 7), 24 cases (February 8), 13 cases (February 9), 14 cases (February 10), 13 cases (February 11) and 17 cases (February 12).

The National Covid-19 Immunization Program will be implemented in stages, divided into three phases that will benefit 80 percent or 26.5 million Malaysians where the Covid-19 vaccine will be provided free of charge.

The first phase involves the front line (health workers and non-health workers) from next March until April 2021.

The second phase (April to August 2021) involved about 9.4 million people including high-risk groups including the elderly and vulnerable people aged 60 and above and people with disabilities (OKU).

The third phase is scheduled from May 2021 to February 2022 involving adults aged 18 and above.

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