Communicable disease

Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 12 Oktober 2020 – Situasi Semasa Jangkitan Penyakit Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) di Malaysia

STATUS TERKINI KES DISAHKAN COVID-19 YANG TELAH PULIH

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat 109 kes yang telah pulih COVID-19 pada hari ini. Jumlah kumulatif kes yang telah pulih sepenuhnya dari COVID-19 adalah 11,022 kes (67.9 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes).

STATUS TERKINI KES COVID-19 DI MALAYSIA

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020 pukul 12:00 tengah hari, 563 kes baharu telah dilaporkan hari ini. Ini menjadikan jumlah kes positif COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 16,220 kes. Oleh itu, jumlah kes aktif dengan kebolehjangkitan COVID-19 adalah 5,039 kes. Mereka telah diasingkan dan diberi rawatan.

Daripada 563 kes hari ini, Sabah masih mencatat jumlah kes harian tertinggi iaitu 291 kes, namun ianya rendah berbanding semalam iaitu 488 kes. Pulau Pinang mencatat lonjakan jumlah kes positif iaitu sebanyak 141 kes, namun kesemuanya adalah daripada Kluster Penjara Reman di mana semua kes ini sememangnya terasing daripada masyarakat iaitu di dalam penjara.

Ingin dimaklumkan daripada 563 kes baharu yang dilaporkan, terdapat satu (1) kes import yang telah mendapat jangkitan dari luar negara iaitu Indonesia, dilaporkan di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur yang melibatkan warganegara Malaysia.

Daripada 562 kes penularan di dalam negara, 498 kes adalah warganegara Malaysia dan 64 kes adalah bukan warganegara. Daripada 562 kes penularan di dalam negara, 10 kes pula merupakan pengunjung yang pulang dari Sabah, sekaligus menjadikan jumlah kes dilaporkan mempunyai sejarah perjalanan ke Sabah sejak 20 September 2020 sebanyak 363 kes.

Perincian kes penularan COVID-19 dalam negara adalah seperti berikut:

  • Sabah: 291 kes
    • 28 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • Empat (4) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Kolong; dan
    • 259 kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19 yang akan diperincikan kemudian.
  • Pulau Pinang: 141 kes daripada Kuster Penjara Reman.
  • Selangor: 69 kes
    • 57 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • Enam (6) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • Satu (1) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bah Tropicana;
    • Satu (1) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah);
    • Empat (4) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur: 27 kes
    • 10 kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Baiduri;
    • Lapan (8) daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bah Perdana;
    • Empat (4) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bah Kasturi;
    • Dua (2) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah);
    • Dua (2) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Satu (1) kes daripada Kluster Sungai Way.
  • Negeri Sembilan: 12 kes
    • Empat (4) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah);
    • Tiga (3) daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • Dua (2) kes daripada Kluster Buang Sayang;
    • Satu (1) kes daripada Kluster Selasih; dan
  • Dua (2) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Kedah: 10 kes
    • Lima (5) kes daripada Kluster Tembok;
    • Tiga (3) kes daripada Kluster Bah Ketil; dan
    • Dua (2) kes daripada Kluster Bah Sintok.
  • Perak: Empat (4) kes
    • Dua (2) kes daripada kluster Tembok; dan
    • Dua (2)daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19.
  • Johor: Dua (2) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Rinting.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya: Dua (2) kes
    • Satu (1) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bah Kasturi; dan
    • Satu (1) kes daripada Kluster Selasih.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan: Dua (2) kes
    • Satu (1) kes daripada Kluster Bah Bundle; dan
    • Satu (1) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah).
  • Sarawak: Satu (1) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah).
  • Melaka: Satu (1) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga kini, terdapat 98 kes positif COVID-19 yang sedang dirawat di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU), di mana 29 kes memerlukan bantuan pernafasan.

Daripada maklumat terkini yang dilaporkan ke Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) Kebangsaan, dukacita dimaklumkan bahawa terdapat pertambahan dua (2) kes kematian berkaitan COVID-19. Justeru, jumlah kumulatif kes kematian COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 159 kes (1.0 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes).

Ringkasan kes-kes kematian hari ini adalah seperti berikut:

Kes kematianKesJantinaUmur (tahun)HospitalLatar Belakang
15815947Perempuan WN85Hospital Tawau  Penyakit darah tinggi, penyakit jantung dan penyakit paru-paru kronik  
15915948Perempuan BWN48Hospital Tuaran  –

* WN merujuk kepada warganegara dan BWN bukan warganegara

KKM mengucapkan takziah kepada semua ahli keluarga mereka.

SITUASI TERKINI COVID-19 DI NEGERI SABAH

Untuk makluman, Negeri Sabah menyumbang jumlah kes tertinggi secara keseluruhan pada hari ini iaitu sebanyak 291 kes (51.7 peratus). Ini susulan aktiviti saringan yang terus dijalankan di lapangan, terutama di pelbagai daerah PKPD dan PKPD secara pentadbiran. Sabah juga mencatatkan kes kematian beberapa hari kebelakangan ini. Bagi menangani isu peningkatan bilangan kes COVID-19 dan kes kematian disebabkan oleh COVID-19 di Sabah, KKM dengan kerjasama agensi lain telah;

Selain itu, susulan perluasan saringan COVID-19 di negeri Sabah, terdapat peningkatan beban makmal bagi pemprosesan sampel ujian saringan. Oleh yang demikian, KKM telah menambah kapasiti makmal di seluruh Sabah, selain bekerjasama dengan makmal swasta dan membawa sebanyak 2223 sampel yang berlebihan ke makmal di Semenanjung Malaysia untuk diproses.

KKM juga ingin memaklumkan mengenai stok Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) di Sabah adalah dalam kesiapsiagaan yang mampan seperti yang telah dirancang oleh agensi pusat, KKM dan juga Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah. KKM akan memastikan pengagihan kepada pihak yang memerlukan akan dilakukan secepat mungkin.

Untuk makluman semua juga, terdapat petugas kesihatan yang telah dijangkiti COVID-19 di negeri Sabah yang perlu dikuarantin. Untuk itu, KKM telah menggerakkan petugas kesihatan secara dalaman dan dari negeri-negeri lain ke Sabah bagi menangani isu kekurangan petugas kesihatan di hospital-hospital setempat. Selain itu, KKM juga menyeru penglibatan badan-badan bukan kerajaan untuk tampil menghulurkan bantuan ke Sabah bagi membendung penularan COVID-19 di negeri ini.

ENAM (6) KLUSTER BAHARU DILAPORKAN HARI INI

KKM ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat enam (6) kluster baharu telah dikenal pasti pada hari ini iaitu di negeri:

  • Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur – Dua (2) kluster
  • Sabah – Satu (1) kluster;
  • Selangor – Satu (1) kluster;
  • Johor – Satu (1) kluster; dan
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya – Satu (1) kluster.

1)KLUSTER BAIDURI, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Hulu Langat, Selangor dan daerah Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-14312) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan pra pembedahan pada 7 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengesan 17 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 39 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 18 kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 12 individu negatif; dan
  • Sembilan (9) individu masih menunggu keputusan.

2) KLUSTER BAH PERDANA, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR

Kluster baharu ini telah dikenal pasti di daerah Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-11305) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah) pada 28 September 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti lapan (8) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 22 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • Sembilan (9) kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • 13 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

3) KLUSTER KOLONG, SABAH

Kluster baharu ini dikenal pasti di daerah Keningau, Sabah. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-13548) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan dalam komuniti pada 7 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Lahad Datu. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti tujuh (7) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 92 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • Lapan (8) kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 81 individu negatif; dan
  • Tiga (3) individu masih menunggu keputusan.

4) KLUSTER BAH TROPICANA, SELANGOR

Kluster baharu ini dikenal pasti di daerah Petaling, Selangor. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-11804) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah) pada 2 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengesan 13 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 147 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 14 kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 105 individu negatif; dan
  • 28 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

5) KLUSTER RINTING, JOHOR

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan melibatkan daerah Melaka Tengah di Melaka dan daerah Johor Bahru di negeri Johor.  Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-14350) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan masuk kerja pada 7 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Melaka. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti tujuh (7) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 162 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • Lapan (8) kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 97 individu negatif; dan
  • 57 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

6) KLUSTER BAH KASTURI, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN PUTRAJAYA

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan beberapa buah daerah dan negeri iaitu;

  • Daerah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan;
  • Daerah Cheras dan Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya; serta
  • Daerah Klang, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak dan Kuala Langat, Selangor.

Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-12553) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah) pada 24 September 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Negeri Sembilan. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengesan 17 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 12 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 305 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 18 kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 277 individu negatif; dan
  • 10 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

NASIHAT KESIHATAN BERKAITAN COVID-19

KKM ingin menasihati orang ramai agar terus patuhi saranan serta nasihat-nasihat kesihatan yang sering ditekankan. Jadikanlah nasihat-nasihat ini satu kebiasaan baharu dalam kehidupan harian:

  • Elakkan 3S / 3C : iaitu elakkan kawasan yang sesak (Crowded place), elakkan kawasan yang sempit (Confined space) dan elak sembang atau bertutur dengan jarak yang dekat (Close conversation).
  • Amalkan 3W : iaitu kerap mencuci tangan dengan air dan sabun (Wash), memakai alat pelitup muka (facemask) di tempat awam yang telah diwajibkan oleh pihak Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) mulai 1 Ogos 2020 atau jika bergejala (Wear), dan (Warn) iaitu amaran dari KKM yang lebih berkonsep peringatan seperti:
  • Elakkan bersalaman / bersentuhan termasuk melagakan mana-mana bahagian tubuh badan sebagai menggantikan cara kebiasaan bersalam;
    • Amalkan etika batuk dan bersin;
    • Dapatkan rawatan segera jika bergejala;
    • Duduk di rumah dan elakkan kunjung-mengunjung; 
    • Lakukan aktiviti disinfeksi dan pembersihan di kawasan yang kerap disentuh.

Patuhlah kepada S.O.P sebagai normal baharu iaitu:

  • S : Syarat-syarat seperti yang ditetapkan di bawah Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP);
  • O : Orang yang berisiko tinggi seperti kanak-kanak, bayi, warga emas dan orang kurang upaya (OKU) perlu dilindungi, individu tidak sihat dan bergejala dikehendaki segera menjalani pemeriksaan kesihatan;
  • P : Penjarakan fizikal (physical distancing) sekurang-kurangnya 1 meter diamalkan pada setiap masa.

KKM akan terus memantau perkembangan kejadian jangkitan di dalam negara, dan juga luar negara melalui maklumat yang diperolehi daripada pihak Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO). Orang ramai akan sentiasa dimaklumkan sebarang perkembangan terkini mengenainya. Begitu juga, KKM akan memastikan langkah pencegahan dan kawalan yang sewajarnya adalah dilaksanakan secara berterusan.

Sekian, terima kasih.

TAN SRI DATO’ SERI DR. NOOR HISHAM ABDULLAH

KETUA PENGARAH KESIHATAN MALAYSIA

12 Oktober 2020 @ 5.30 petang.

LAMPIRAN 1

BILANGAN KES COVID-19 MENGIKUT NEGERI DI MALAYSIA

(SEHINGGA 12 OKTOBER 2020, JAM 12:00 TENGAH HARI)

NEGERIBILANGAN KES BAHARU *(    )BILANGAN KES KUMULATIF
SABAH2914,621
W.P. KUALA LUMPUR28 (1)2,782
SELANGOR692,670
KEDAH101,679
NEGERI SEMBILAN121,081
JOHOR2816
SARAWAK1752
PAHANG0385
PULAU PINANG141313
PERAK4303
MELAKA1274
KELANTAN0171
TERENGGANU0157
W.P. PUTRAJAYA2119
W.P. LABUAN259
 PERLIS038
JUMLAH KESELURUHAN563 (1)16,220

*(   ) adalah merujuk kepada kes-kes import


Lampiran 2

Status Terkini Kluster Aktif Yang Mencatat Kes Positif Pada Hari Ini

(12 Oktober 2020)

 KlusterNegeriDaerahKes BaharuJumlah KesJumlah Yang DisaringKes Aktif (Kes ICU)Jumlah Sembuh*BWNJumlah Kematian
1Penjara RemanPulau PinangTimur Laut1411602,658159 (0)0201
2Benteng PKSelangorKlang, Kuala Langat345219952 (0)0440
3Tujuh Serangkai SabahTuaran185432554 (1)000
4Ramai-RamaiSabahSandakan107762477 (1)050
5TembokKedah PerakKota Setar, Kamunting, Kubang Pasu, Pendang81,2586,3951,242 (9)15811
6Sungei WaySelangor, WP Kuala LumpurPetaling, Gombak, Titiwangsa52316523 (0)000
7Jalan MeruSelangor, Johor, Kelantan, WPKL & PutrajayaHulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Johor Bharu, Kota Bharu, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Kepong38960389 (0)010
8Bah KetilKedahBaling, Langkawi31433113 (0)000
9Bah SintokKedah, Negeri SembilanKubang Pasu, Seremban23648336 (0)000
10SelasihWPKL & Putrajaya, Selangor, Johor, Negeri SembilanWP Putrajaya, Sepang, Johor Bharu, Seremban21828218 (0)000
11Buang SayangSabah, WPKL & Putrajaya, Negeri SembilanSipitang, Pitas, Putatan, Titiwangsa, Seremban2124055 (0)700
12SimeraTerengganu,Pahang, Selangor.Besut, Kuantan, Petaling, Klang, Hulu Langat21123911 (0)000
13Seri AnggerikSelangorHulu Selangor1199519 (0)000
14TasikSarawak, SelangorMiri, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Klang11212712 (0)000
15Bah BundleWP LabuanLabuan154325 (0)000

*BWN = Bukan Warganegara

PRESS STATEMENT

MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

SITUATION IN MALAYSIA

12 October 2020

Current Status of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Who Have Recovered

The Ministry of Health (MOH) would like to inform that 109 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 11,022 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been discharged (67.9% of total cumulative cases).

Current Situation of COVID-19 in Malaysia

12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 563 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are 16,220 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Therefore, there are currently 5,039 active and infective COVID-19 cases. They have all been isolated and given treatment.

Of the 563 cases reported today, Sabah still reported the highest number of daily cases at 291 cases; however, it is lower than yesterday’s at 488 cases. Penang reported an increase in the number of confirmed cases at 141 cases, however, they are all from the Penjara Reman Cluster where all these cases are isolated from the community i.e. in prison.

Of the 563 cases reported today, one (1) is an imported case who was infected overseas, a traveller from Indonesia, reported in Kuala Lumpur, a Malaysian.

Of the 562 local transmission cases, 498 cases are Malaysians and 64 cases are non-Malaysians. Of the 562 local transmission cases, 10 cases are individuals with history of travel from Sabah; therefore, cumulatively there are now 363 cases with a history of travel to Sabah since 20 September 2020.

The details of the local transmission COVID-19 cases are as follows:

  • Sabah: 291 cases
    • 28 cases from existing clusters.
    • 4 cases from the Kolong Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 259 cases from other COVID-19 screenings (that will be detailed separately).
  • Pulau Pinang: 141 cases from the Penjara Reman Cluster.
  • Selangor: 69 cases
    • 57 cases from existing clusters
    • 6 cases from screening of close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 1 case from the Bah Tropicana Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 1 case from screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).
    • 4 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Kuala Lumpur: 27 cases
    • 10 cases from the Baiduri Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 8 cases from the Bah Perdana Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 4 cases from the Bah Kasturi Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 2 cases from screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).
    • 2 cases from screening of close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 1 case from the Sungei Way Cluster.
  • Negeri Sembilan: 12 cases
    • 4 cases from screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).
    • 3 cases from screening of close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 2 cases from the Buang Sayang Cluster.
    • 1 case from the Selasih Cluster.
    • 2 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Kedah: 10 cases
    • 5 cases from the Tembok Cluster.
    • 3 cases from the Bah Ketil Cluster.
    • 2 cases from the Bah Sintok Cluster.
  • Perak: 4 cases
    • 2 cases from the Tembok Cluster.
    • 2 cases from screening of close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • Johor: 2 cases from the Rinting Cluster, a new cluster.
  • Putrajaya: 2 cases
    • 1 case from the Bah Kasturi Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 1 case from the Selasih Cluster.
  • Labuan: 2 cases
    • 1 case from the Bah Bundle Cluster.
    • 1 case from screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).
  • Sarawak: 1 case from screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).
  • Melaka: 1 case from screening of close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Currently, 98 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in the intensive care units (ICUs), with 29 patients on ventilation support.

Regretfully, two (2) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH today. Cumulatively, there are now 159 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia (1.0% of total cumulative cases).

Summary of the deaths reported today is shown in the following table:

Death #CaseSexAge (years)HospitalMedical History
15815,947Female (M’sian)85TawauHypertension, heart disease and chronic lung disease
15915,948Female (M’sian48Tuaran 

MOH extends its condolences to all their family members.

Current Situation of COVID-19 in Sabah

MOH would like to inform that Sabah contributed the highest number of additional confirmed cases overall today of 291 cases (51.7%). This follows the screening that continue to be carried out in the field, especially in various districts under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and administrative EMCO. Sabah has also reported COVID-19 deaths in recent days. To address the issue of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Sabah, MOH in collaboration with other agencies has:

  • Increased the bed capacity for COVID-19 in local hospitals i.e. 978 hospital beds and 4,010 beds in the Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centres (bed occupancy rate: 32%) to date;
  • Build a field hospital with the Malaysian Armed Forces in Semporna;
  • Intensify close contact detection, isolation of confirmed COVID-19 cases, providing early treatment; and
  • Increase the number of ventilators and anesthetists in the ICUs.

In addition, following the expansion of COVID-19 screening in Sabah, there is an increase in the laboratory workload for processing of samples. Therefore, MOH has increased the capacity of laboratories throughout Sabah, in addition to cooperating with private laboratories and bringing a total of 2,223 excess samples to laboratories in Peninsular Malaysia for processing.

MOH also wishes to inform about the stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Sabah is in sustainable readiness as planned by the central agencies, MOH and also the Sabah State Health Department. MOH will ensure distribution to the frontliners will be done as soon as possible.

There are currently healthcare workers (HCWs) who have been infected with COVID-19 in Sabah that needed to be quarantined. Therefore, MOH has mobilised HCWs internally and from other states to Sabah to address the issue of shortage of HCWs in local hospitals. In addition, MOH has called for the involvement of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to come forward to provide assistance in Sabah to curb the transmission of the COVID-19 infection in the state.

Six New Clusters Reported Today

MOH would like to inform that there are six new clusters have been identified today:

  • Kuala Lumpur – 2 clusters
  • Sabah – 1 cluster
  • Selangor – 1 cluster
  • Johor – 1 cluster
  • WP Putrajaya – 1 cluster

1)The Baiduri Cluster, Kuala Lumpur

This new cluster involves the Hulu Langat district, Selangor and Cheras district, Kuala Lumpur. The index case for this cluster (Case 14,312) was detected positive for COVID-19 as a result of pre-surgery screening on 7 October 2020 and was admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 39 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 12 individuals tested negative
  • 9 individuals awaiting results

2) The Bah Perdana Cluster, Kuala Lumpur

This new cluster was identified in the Cheras district, Kuala Lumpur. The index case for this cluster (Case 11,305) was detected positive for COVID-19 as a result of symptomatic of returnees from high risk areas (Sabah) on 28 September 2020 and was admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has detected eight (8) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 22 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • Nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 13 individuals awaiting results

3) The Kolong Cluster, Sabah

This new cluster was identified in the Keningau district, Sabah. The index case for this cluster (Case 13,548) was detected positive for COVID-19 through community screening on 7 October 2020 and admitted into Lahad Datu Hospital. Screening of close contacts has detected seven (7) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 92 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • Eight (8) confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 81 individuals tested negative
  • 3 individuals awaiting results

4) The Bah Tropicana Cluster, Selangor

This new cluster was identified in the Petaling district, Selangor. The index case for this cluster (Case 11,804) was detected positive for COVID-19 through screening of returnees from high risk areas (Sabah) on 2 October 2020 and admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has detected 13 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 147 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 105 individuals tested negative
  • 28 individuals awaiting results

5) The Rinting Cluster, Johor

This new cluster involves the Melaka Tengah district, Melaka and Johor Bahru district, Johor. The index case for this cluster (Case 14,350) was detected positive for COVID-19 through back-to-work screening on 7 October 2020 and admitted into Melaka Hospital. Screening of close contacts has detected seven (7) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 162 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • Eight (8) confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 97 individuals tested negative
  • 57 individuals awaiting results

6) The Bah Kasturi Cluster, WP Putrajaya

This new cluster involves several districts and states:

  • Seremban district, Negeri Sembilan
  • Cheras distict and Putrajaya district, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya
  • Klang district, Petaling district, Hulu Langat district, Gombak district and Kuala Langat district, Selangor

The index case for this cluster (Case 12,553) was detected positive for COVID-19 through screening of returnees from high risk areas (Sabah) on 24 September 2020 and was admitted into Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Negeri Sembilan. Screening of close contacts has detected 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 12 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 305 individuals have been screened. The screening results are as follows:

  • 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 277 individuals tested negative
  • 10 individuals awaiting results

Health Advisory on COVID-19

MOH advices the public to continue to comply to the recommendations and health advisories that are often emphasised. These advisories must be incorporated as the new normal in our daily life, including:

  • Avoid the 3Cs: Avoid Crowded places; Confined spaces; and Close conversations.
  • Practice the 3Ws: Wash hands frequently with water and soap; Wearing facemasks is now mandatory in public areas (starting from 1 August 2020 as directed by the National Security Council) or highly recommended if symptomatic; Warn self and others for the following, in line with MOH’s advisories:
  • Avoid shaking hands or touching others, including bumping parts of the body in lieu of shaking hands
    • Practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette
    • Seek early treatment if symptomatic
    • Stay at home and avoid from visiting others
    • Regularly clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces in common areas

In addition to the SOPs, continue to adhere to THiS as the new normal:

  • T: Terms set under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)
  • Hi: High-risk groups such as children, infants, older adults and the disabled must be protected, and if unwell with symptoms, to seek early treatment
  • S: Safe physical distancing is practiced at all times, of at least 1 metre away from others

MOH will continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 situation, both in the country as well as internationally, based on available information from the World Health Organization (WHO). The public will be continuously updated on the latest information. In addition, MOH will ensure that appropriate preventive and control measures are continuously implemented.

Thank you.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Director General of Health Malaysia

12 October 2020 @ 5.30 pm

Appendix 1

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Malaysia, by States

(Cumulative, as of 12 October 2020, 12 pm)

StateNo. of New Cases *Cumulative
Sabah2914,621
WP Kuala Lumpur28 (1)2,782
Selangor692,670
Kedah101,679
Negeri Sembilan121,081
Johor2816
Sarawak1752
Pahang0385
Pulau Pinang141313
Perak4303
Melaka1274
Kelantan0171
Terengganu0157
WP Putrajaya2119
WP Labuan259
Perlis038
Total563 (1)16,220

*(   ) refers to imported confirmed COVID-19 cases

Appendix 2

Current Status of Active Clusters with Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported Today

(12 October 2020)

 ClusterStatesDistrictsAdditional casesTotal casesTotal screenedActive cases (ICU)Total recoveredNon-M’siansTotal deaths
1.Penjara RemanPulau PinangTimur Laut1411602,658159 (0)0201
2.Benteng PKSelangorKlang, Kuala Langat345219952 (0)0440
3.Tujuh SerangkaiSabahTuaran185432554 (1)000
4.Ramai-RamaiSabahSandakan  107762477 (1)050
5.TembokKedah PerakKota Setar, Kamunting, Kubang Pasu, Pendang81,2586,3951,242 (9)15811
6.Sungei WaySelangor, WP Kuala LumpurPetaling, Gombak, Titiwangsa52316523 (0)000
7.Jalan MeruSelangor, Johor, Kelantan, WPKL & PutrajayaHulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Johor Bharu, Kota Bharu, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Kepong38960389 (0)010
8.Bah KetilKedahBaling, Langkawi31433113 (0)000
9.Bah SintokKedah, Negeri SembilanKubang Pasu, Seremban23648336 (0)000
10.SelasihWPKL & Putrajaya, Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan  WP Putrajaya, Sepang, Johor Bharu, Seremban21828218 (0)000
11.Buang SayangSabah, WPKL & Putrajaya, Negeri SembilanSipitang, Pitas, Putatan, Titiwangsa, Seremban2124055 (0)700
12.SimeraTerengganu, Pahang, Selangor.Besut, Kuantan, Petaling, Klang, Hulu Langat21123911 (0)000
13.Seri Anggerik  SelangorHulu Selangor1199519 (0)000
14.TasikSarawak, SelangorMiri, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Klang11212712 (0)000
15.Bah Bundle  WP LabuanLabuan154325 (0)000