Communicable disease

Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 21 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 pada hari ini, Malaysia mencatatkan bilangan kes pulih COVID-19 sebanyak 580 kes. Ini menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes yang telah pulih sepenuhnya dari COVID-19 adalah 14,931 kes (65 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes). Pecahan kesyang telah pulih COVID-19 mengikut negeri adalah seperti berikut:

  • Sabah (305 kes);
  • Pulau Pinang (169 kes);
  • Selangor (73 kes);
  • Kedah (19 kes);
  • Perak (7 kes);
  • Terengganu (4 kes);
  • Sarawak (2 kes); dan
  • Negeri Sembilan (1 kes).

STATUS TERKINI KES COVID-19 DI MALAYSIA

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020 pukul 12:00 tengah hari, sebanyak 732 kes baharu telah dilaporkan. Ini menjadikan jumlah kes positif COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 22,957 kes. Oleh itu, jumlah kes aktif dengan kebolehjangkitan COVID-19 adalah 7,827 kes. Mereka telah diasingkan dan diberi rawatan.

Negeri Sabah masih mencatatkan jumlah kes tertinggi iaitu 535 kes (73.1 peratus). Lebih banyak ujian makmal RT-PCR telah dapat dijalankan di makmal-makmal di negeri Sabah serta dihantar ke Semenanjung Malaysia. Lebih banyak ujian RTK Antigen juga dijalankan di lapangan. Secara keseluruhan, sebanyak 30 kes (4.1 peratus) pada hari ini adalah daripada Kluster Penjara Seberang Perai, Kluster Penjara Kepayan, Kluster Tembok dan Penjara Reman.

Pada hari ini, Selangor mencatatkan pertambahan sebanyak 116 kes (15.8 peratus) dan daripada jumlah itu, 49 kes adalah daripada kluster-kluster sedia dan 11 kes adalah daripada kluster-kluster baharu. Daripada tiga (3) kluster baharu, satu (1) kluster adalah berkaitan dengan sejarah perjalanan pulang dari Sabah.

Ingin dimaklumkan daripada 732 kes baharu yang dilaporkan, terdapat lapan (8) kes import yang telah mendapat jangkitan dari luar negara dilaporkan yang melibatkan enam (6) warganegara dan dua (2) bukan warganegara iaitu dari negara:

  • Singapura (3 kes di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur);
  • Nepal (1 kes di Selangor);
  • Emiriah Arab Bersatu (1 kes di Selangor)
  • Amerika Syarikat (1 kes di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur);
  • United Kingdom (1 kes di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur); dan
  • Perancis (1 kes di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur).

Daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes hari ini, tiga (3) kes merupakan pengunjung yang pulang dari Sabah. Ini menjadikan jumlah kes yang dilaporkan mempunyai sejarah perjalanan ke Sabah sejak 20 September 2020 adalah sebanyak 454 kes.

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

  • Sabah: 535 kes
    • 254 kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • 64 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • 19 kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Basung;
    • Enam (6) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Inai;
    • Dua (2) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Tempayan; dan
    • 190 kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Selangor: 114 kes
    • 49 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • 34 kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • Lapan (8) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Cahaya;
    • Dua (2) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bah Kota;
    • 15 kes daripada saringan tempat kerja;
    • Satu (1) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Long; dan
    • Lima (5) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur: 20 kes
    • Enam (6) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Melati;
    • Enam (6) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • Lima (5) kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada; dan
    • Tiga (3) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Long.
  • Pulau Pinang: 12 kes
    • 11 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • Satu (1) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Negeri Sembilan: Sembilan (9) kes
    • Empat (4) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Cahaya;
    • Empat (4) kes saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Satu (1) kes daripada kluster sedia ada.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan: Sembilan (9) kes
    • Lima (5) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Bina Labuan;
    • Dua (2) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah); dan
    • Dua (2) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Kedah: Tujuh (7) kes daripada kluster sedia ada.
  • Perak: Tujuh (7) kes 
    • Empat (4) kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • Satu (1) kes saringan pulang dari kawasan berisiko tinggi (Sabah);
    • Satu (1) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Satu (1) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya: Enam (6) kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada.
  • Melaka: Tiga (3) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Kelantan: Satu (1) kes daripada kluster sedia ada.
  • Pahang: Satu (1) kes daripada kluster sedia ada.

Sehingga kini, terdapat 102 kes positif COVID-19 yang sedang dirawat di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU), di mana 31 kes memerlukan bantuan pernafasan.

Daripada maklumat terkini yang dilaporkan ke Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) Kebangsaan, dukacita dimaklumkan bahawa terdapat pertambahan enam (6) kes kematian berkaitan COVID-19. Justeru, jumlah kumulatif kes kematian COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 199 kes (0.87 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes).

Ringkasan kes-kes kematian hari ini adalah seperti berikut:

 Kes kematianKes no.NegeriJantinaUmur (tahun)HospitalLatar Belakang
19422756SabahPerempuan WN71Hospital SempornaPenyakit barah payudara dan strok
19522757SabahLelaki WN65Hospital Queen ElizabethPenyakit darah tinggi, kencing manis, Hepatitis B kronik dan penyakit autoimun darah
19622758SabahLelaki WN65Hospital Duchess of KentStrok
19722759SabahLelaki WN55Hospital Duchess of KentPenyakit darah tinggi dan kencing manis
19822760SabahLelaki BWN27Hospital Duchess of Kent-
19922943WP LabuanLelaki WN46Hospital LabuanPenyakit darah tinggi

* WN merujuk kepada warganegara dan BWN bukan warganegara

KKM mengucapkan takziah kepada semua ahli keluarga mereka.

LAPAN (8) KLUSTER BAHARU DILAPORKAN HARI INI

KKM ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat lapan (8) kluster baharu telah dikenal pasti pada hari ini iaitu;

1) KLUSTER BASUNG

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan sebuah jeti nelayan di daerah Kudat, Sabah. Sebanyak 19 kes dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 dalam kluster ini melalui saringan bersasar ke atas individu yang terlibat dengan perniagaan ikan di daerah Kudat.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 174 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 19 kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • 148 individu negatif; dan
  • 7 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

2) KLUSTER INAI

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Kudat di negeri Sabah. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-17773) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 14 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Pusat Kuarantin dan Rawatan COVID-19 (PKRC) di PPR Taman Ehsan, Kota Belud. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti tujuh (7) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 92 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • Lapan (8) kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • 84 masih menunggu keputusan saringan.

3) KLUSTER TEMPAYAN

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Kota Kinabalu dan  Penampang di negeri Sabah. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-11619) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 1 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Queen Elizabeth. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti 18 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 21 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 19 kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • Satu (1) individu negatif; dan
  • Satu (1) individu masih menunggu keputusan.

4) KLUSTER LONG

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Hulu Langat di negeri Selangor dan Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Kepong di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-16746) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 12 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti 17 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 301 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 18 kes dikesan positif COVID-19;
  • 260 individu negatif; dan
  • 23 individu menunggu keputusan.

5) KLUSTER CAHAYA

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Petaling di negeri Selangor dan daerah Tampin di Negeri Sembilan. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-20394) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 16 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti 17 lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 84 individu telah disaring, di mana:

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

6) KLUSTER BAH KOTA

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Sepang di negeri Selangor dan Seremban di Negeri Sembilan. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-17988) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 14 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti sembilan (9) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 171 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • 10 kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • 161 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

7) KLUSTER MELATI

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan daerah Titiwangsa di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dan daerah Klang di negeri Selangor. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-18002) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 14 Oktober 2020 dan telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Sungai Buloh. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti lapan (8) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 24 individu telah disaring, di mana:

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

8) KLUSTER BINA LABUAN

Kluster baharu ini melibatkan Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan. Kes indeks bagi kluster ini (iaitu kes ke-22943) telah dikenal pasti positif COVID-19 hasil saringan kemasukan hospital pada 21 Oktober 2020 dan meninggal dunia pada hari yang sama di Hospital Labuan. Saringan kontak rapat telah mengenal pasti empat (4) lagi kes positif COVID-19.

Sehingga 21 Oktober 2020, 12 tengah hari, sejumlah 60 individu telah disaring, di mana:

  • Lima (5) kes dikesan positif COVID-19; dan
  • 55 individu masih menunggu keputusan.

PERKHIDMATAN KESIHATAN MENTAL DAN SOKONGAN PSIKOSOSIAL (MHPSS) BAGI COVID-19

Bagi menangani isu kesihatan mental berkaitan pandemik COVID-19, Perkhidmatan Kesihatan Mental dan Sokongan Psikososial (MHPSS) telah mewujudkan Talian Sokongan Psikososial. KKM bersama MERCY dan agensi-agensi lain seperti Bahagian Keluarga, Sosial dan Komuniti, Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (KSK JAKIM), Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat (KPWKM), serta pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) melalui Talian Sokongan Psikososial telah menerima sebanyak 36, 269 panggilan sejak 25 Mac sehingga 19 Oktober 2020. Antara isu-isu yang dialami oleh pemanggil adalah:

  • Isu yang memerlukan sokongan emosi, dan kaunseling, (stres, bimbang, marah, murung) : 50%;
    • Antara sebab-sebab adalah faktor-faktor sosial seperti hilang pekerjaan, tiada pendapatan, masalah hubungan, persepsi negatif orang sekeliling, bimbang dijangkiti, masalah tempat kerja)
  • Maklumat berkaitan COVID-19 : 14.7%;
  • Isu rumahtangga / Keganasan rumah tangga: 8.8%;
  • Keperluan asas / bantuan kewangan / sumbangan : 6.8;
  • Aduan: 3.3%;
  • Masalah psikiatri 2.2%; dan
  • Isu - isu kesihatan : 1.1%.

Menyedari situasi semasa COVID-19 di Sabah, KKM telah mengambil tindakan mempertingkatkan liputan MHPSS khas untuk warga di Sabah terutamanya bagi mereka yang memerlukan sokongan dalam keadaan krisis. Talian ini boleh diakses melalui nombor 088 338088 untuk membantu mereka yang memerlukan khidmat sokongan emosi dan bantuan awal psikologi.

Selain itu, KKM juga menyediakan perkhidmatan kaunseling kepada anggota barisan hadapan di lapangan bagi mengenalpasti mereka yang mulai mengalami kelesuan minda serta membantu mereka yang dari aspek kesihatan mental. KKM berharap wira dan wirawati negara ini cekal dan terus berjuang menghadapi gelombang ketiga wabak COVID-19 di Malaysia ini.

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

21 Oktober 2020 @ 6.00 petang.

LAMPIRAN 1

BILANGAN KES COVID-19 MENGIKUT NEGERI DI MALAYSIA

(SEHINGGA 21 OKTOBER 2020, JAM 12:00 TENGAH HARI)

NEGERIBILANGAN KES BAHARU *(    )BILANGAN KES KUMULATIF
SABAH5359,290
SELANGOR116 (2)3,605
W.P. KUALA LUMPUR26 (6)2,886
KEDAH71,964
NEGERI SEMBILAN91,119
JOHOR0840
SARAWAK0769
PULAU PINANG12682
PERAK7431
PAHANG1389
MELAKA3302
KELANTAN1175
TERENGGANU0163
W.P. LABUAN9169
W.P. PUTRAJAYA6135
 PERLIS038
JUMLAH KESELURUHAN732 (8)22,957

*(   ) adalah merujuk kepada kes-kes import

LAMPIRAN 2

Status Terkini Kluster Aktif Yang Mencatat Kes Positif Pada Hari Ini

(21 Oktober 2020)

 KlusterNegeriDaerahKes BaharuJumlah KesJumlah Yang DisaringKes Aktif (Kes ICU)Jumlah SembuhJumlah Kematian
1Tujuh SerangkaiSabahTuaran311952,65543 (0)1511
2MenaraSelangor, WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya, Perak, Terengganu, MelakaHulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Sepang, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, WP Putrajaya, Larut, Matang & Selama, Kuala Nerus, Melaka Tengah196838264 (0)40
3Penjara KepayanSabahKota Kinabalu12427888427 (0)00
4AutoSelangor, Negeri Sembilan, WP Kuala Lumpur & PutrajayaPetaling, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Gombak, Hulu Langat, Seremban, Titiwangsa, Putrajaya127463974 (0)00
5SimeraTerengganu,Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Johor, WP Putrajaya, KelantanBesut, Kuantan, Petaling, Klang, Hulu Langat, Gombak, Port Dickson, Manjung, Hilir Perak, Johor Bahru, Putrajaya, Tanah Merah106681155 (1)110
6  Bah ManggisSabah, Selangor, Negeri SembilanTawau, Kuala Langat, Seremban, Port Dickson126074742 (0)180
7KasihSabahLahad Datu11641,86833 (0)310
8Penjara
 Seberang Perai
Pulau PinangSeberang Perai Selatan9951,34795 (2)00
9Benteng LDSabahLahad Datu, Tawau, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Tuaran81,08516,513244 (0)8401
10TembokKedah, PerakKota Setar, Baling, Kuala Muda,Sungai Petani, Kubang Pasu, Padang Terap, Larut,  Matang & Selama71,5837,494868 (6)7141
11Jalan MeruSelangor, Johor, Kelantan, WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya, Pahang, PerakHulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Kota Bharu, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Kepong,  Cheras, Temerloh, Muallim41381,12465 (0)730
12BuntarKedah, Perak, WP Putrajaya, Johor, Selangor, Pulau PinangKuala Muda, Kerian, Kinta, Putrajaya, Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Petaling, Sepang, Seberang Perai Selatan43751436 (0)10
13Penjara RemanPulau PinangTimur Laut24013,991221 (0)1791
14TanameraSabahTawau2498632 (0)170
15HentianSelangorHulu Langat15012750 (0)00
16KencanaSelangor,  Johor, WP Kuala Lumpur, TerengganuPetaling, Hulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Cheras, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Pontian, Kuala Nerus12724422 (0)50
17Seri AnggerikSelangorHulu Selangor1249612 (0)120
18BaiduriSelangor, Negeri Sembilan, WP Kuala LumpurHulu Langat, Gombak, Port Dickson, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai1203297 (0)130
19Jalan PantaiWP Kuala LumpurLembah Pantai1114218 (0)30
20SentralWP Kuala LumpurKepong, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai173166 (0)01

PRESS STATEMENT

MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

SITUATION IN MALAYSIA

21 October 2020

Current Status of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Who Have Recovered

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is pleased to inform that today Malaysia reported 580 COVID-19 recovery cases. Therefore, cumulatively 14,931 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been discharged (65% of total cumulative cases). The breakdown of cases that have recovered by state is as follows:

  • Sabah (305 cases)
  • Pulau Pinang (169 cases)
  • Selangor (73 cases)
  • Kedah (19 cases)
  • Perak (7 cases)
  • Terengganu (4 cases)
  • Sarawak (2 cases)
  • Negeri Sembilan (1 case).

Current Situation of COVID-19 in Malaysia

21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 732 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are 22,957 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Therefore, there are currently 7,827 active and infective COVID-19 cases. They have all been isolated and given treatment.

Sabah still reported the highest number of cases at 535 cases (73.1%). More RT-PCR laboratory tests have been conducted in Sabah and also sent to Peninsular Malaysia. Additional RTK Antigen tests are also being done in the field. In total, 30 cases (4.1%) reported today are from the Penjara Seberang Perai Cluster, Penjara Kepayan Cluster, Tembok Cluster and Penjara Reman Cluster.

Today, Selangor reported an additional 116 cases (15.8%) and of these, 49 cases are from existing active clusters and 11 cases are from new clusters. Of the three (3) new clusters, one (1) cluster is related to returnees from Sabah.

Of the 732 additional cases reported today, eight (8) are imported cases who were infected overseas, involving six (6) Malaysians and two (2) non-Malaysians who were travellers from:

  • Singapore (3 cases in Kuala Lumpur)
  • Nepal (1 case in Selangor)
  • United Arab Emirates (1 case in Selangor)
  • USA (1 case in Kuala Lumpur)
  • United Kingdom (1 case in Kuala Lumpur)
  • France (1 case in Kuala Lumpur).

Of the total cases reported today, three (3) cases were returnees from Sabah, making the total number of cases with a history of travel to Sabah since 20 September 2020 is 454 cases.

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

  • Sabah: 535 cases
    • 254 cases from screening of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 64 cases from existing active clusters.
    • 19 cases from the Basung Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 6 cases from the Inai Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 2 cases from the Tempayan Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 190 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Selangor: 114 cases
    • 49 cases from existing active clusters.
    • 34 cases from screening of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 8 cases from the Cahaya Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 2 cases from the Bah Kota Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 15 case from screening at workplaces.
    • 1 case from the Long Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 5 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Kuala Lumpur: 20 cases
    • 6 cases from the Melati Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 6 cases from screening of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 5 cases from existing active clusters.
    • 3 cases from the Long Cluster, a new cluster.
  • Pulau Pinang: 12 cases
    • 11 cases from existing active clusters.
    • 1 case from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Negeri Sembilan: 9 cases
    • 4 cases from the Cahaya Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 4 cases from screening of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 1 case from an existing active cluster.
  • WP Labuan: 9 cases
    • 5 cases from the Bina Labuan Cluster, a new cluster.
    • 2 cases from screening of returnees from high-risk areas (Sabah).
    • 2 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Kedah: 7 cases from existing active clusters.
  • Perak: 7 cases
    • 4 cases from existing active clusters.
    • 1 case from screening of returnees from high-risk areas (Sabah).
    • 1 case from screening of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • 1 case from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • WP Putrajaya: 6 cases from existing active clusters.
  • Melaka: 3 cases from other COVID-19 screenings.
  • Kelantan: 1 case from an existing active cluster.
  • Pahang: 1 case from an existing active cluster.

Currently, 102 confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in the intensive care units (ICUs), with 31 patients on ventilation support.

Regretfully, six (6) additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to the National CPRC MOH today. Cumulatively, there are now 199 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia (0.87% of total cumulative cases).

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

Death #CaseStateSexAge (years)HospitalMedical History
19422,756SabahFemale (M’sian)71SempornaBreast cancer & stroke
19522,757SabahMale (M’sian)65Queen ElizabethHypertension, diabetes, chronic hepatitis B & autoimmune disease
19622,758SabahMale (M’sian))65Duchess of KentStroke
19722,759SabahMale (M’sian)55Duchess of KentDiabetes & hypertension
19822,760SabahMale (Non-M’sian)27Duchess of Kent-
19922,943WP LabuanMale (M’sian))46LabuanHypertension

MOH extends its condolences to all their family members.

Eight (8) New Clusters Reported Today

MOH would like to inform that there are eight (8) new clusters have been identified today.

The Basung Cluster

This new cluster involves a fishing jetty in the Kudat district, Sabah. A total of 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases were identified in this cluster through targeted screening of individuals involved in the fisheries industry in the Kudat district.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 174 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 148 individuals tested negative
  • 7 individuals awaiting results

The Inai Cluster

This new cluster involves the Kudat district, Sabah. The index case for this cluster (Case 17,773) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 14 October 2020 and admitted into the COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) at PPR Taman Ehsan, Kota Belud. Screening of close contacts has identified seven (7) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 92 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • Eight (8) confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 84 individuals awaiting results

The Tempayan Cluster

This new cluster involves the Kota Kinabalu and Penampang districts in Sabah. The index case for this cluster (Case 11,619) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 1 October 2020 and admitted into the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 21 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 1 individual tested negative
  • 1 individual awaiting result

The Long Cluster

This new cluster involves the Hulu Langat district in Selangor, and the Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Kepong districts in Kuala Lumpur. The index case for this cluster (Case 16,746) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 12 October 2020 and admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 301 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 260 individuals tested negative
  • 23 individuals awaiting results

The Cahaya Cluster

This new cluster involves the Petaling district in Selangor, and the Tampin district in Negeri Sembilan. The index case for this cluster (Case 20,394) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 16 October 2020 and admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 84 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 3 individuals tested negative
  • 63 individuals awaiting results

The Bah Kota Cluster

This new cluster involves the Sepang district in Selangor, and the Seremban district in Negeri Sembilan. The index case for this cluster (Case 17,988) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 14 October 2020 and admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified nine (9) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 171 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 161 individuals awaiting results

The Melati Cluster

This new cluster involves the Titiwangsa district in Kuala Lumpur, and the Klang district in Selangor. The index case for this cluster (Case 18,002) was detected positive for COVID-19 from symptomatic screening on 14 October 2020 and admitted into Sungai Buloh Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified eight (8) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 24 individuals have been screened, of which:

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

The Bina Labuan Cluster

This new cluster involves WP Labuan. The index case for this cluster (Case 22,943) was detected positive for COVID-19 from hospital pre-admission screening on 21 October 2020 and died on the same day in Labuan Hospital. Screening of close contacts has identified four (4) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 21 October 2020, 12 pm, a total of 60 individuals have been screened, of which:

  • Five (5) confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • 55 individuals awaiting results

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) for COVID-19

To address mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS), MOH has set up a Psychosocial Support Line. MOH together with MERCY and other agencies such as the Family, Social and Community Division, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (KSK JAKIM), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM), as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), through the Psychosocial Support Line, have received a total of 36,269 calls from 25 March to 19 October 2020. Among the issues raised by the callers are:

  • Issues that require emotional support, and counselling (stress, anxiety, anger, depression): 50%
    • Among the reasons are related to social factors such as job loss, loss of income, relationship problems, negative perception of people around them, fear of being infected, workplace issues etc.
  • Seeking COVID-19 related information: 14.7%
  • Domestic issues / Domestic violence: 8.8%
  • Basic needs / financial assistance / contributions: 6.8
  • General complaints: 3.3%
  • Psychiatric problems: 2.2%
  • Other health-related issues: 1.1%

Recognising the current situation of COVID-19 in Sabah, MOH has increased MHPSS coverage specifically for the population in Sabah, especially for those who need support in times of crisis. This line can be accessed through the number 088-338088 to help those who need emotional support services and initial psychological assistance.

In addition, MOH also provides counseling services to frontliners in the field to identify those who are beginning to experience mental fatigue and provide mental health assistance. MOH hopes that the country’s heroes and heroines will persevere and continue to fight the third wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Malaysia.

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

21 October 2020 @ 6.00 pm

Appendix 1

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

(Cumulative, as of 21 October 2020, 12 pm)

StateNo. of New Cases *Cumulative
Sabah5359,290
Selangor116 (2)3,605
WP Kuala Lumpur26 (6)2,886
Kedah71,964
Negeri Sembilan91,119
Johor0840
Sarawak0769
Pulau Pinang12682
Perak7431
Pahang1389
Melaka3302
Kelantan1175
Terengganu0163
WP Labuan9169
WP Putrajaya6135
Perlis038
Total732 (8)22,957

*(   ) refers to imported confirmed COVID-19 cases

Appendix 2

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

(21 October 2020)

 ClusterStatesDistrictsAdditional casesTotal casesTotal screenedActive cases (ICU)Total recoveredNon-M’sians
1.Tujuh SerangkaiSabahTuaran311952,65543 (0)1511
2.MenaraSelangor, WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya, Perak, Terengganu, MelakaHulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Sepang, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, WP Putrajaya, Larut, Matang & Selama, Kuala Nerus, M elaka Tengah196838264 (0)40
3.Penjara KepayanSabahKota Kinabalu12427888427 (0)00
4.AutoSelangor, Negeri Sembilan, WP Kuala Lumpur & PutrajayaPetaling, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Gombak, Hulu Langat, Seremban, Titiwangsa, Putrajaya127463974 (0)00
5.SimeraTerengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Johor, WP Putrajaya, KelantanBesut, Kuantan, Petaling, Klang, Hulu Langat, Gombak, Port Dickson, Manjung, Hilir Perak, Johor Bahru, Putrajaya, T anah Merah106681155 (1)110
6.Kasih  SabahLahad Datu11641,86833 (0)310
7.Bah ManggisSabah, Selangor, Negeri SembilanTawau, Kuala Langat, Seremban, Port Dickson126074742 (0)180
8.Penjara Seberang PeraiPulau PinangSeberang Perai Selatan9951,34795 (2)00
9.Benteng LDSabahLahad Datu, Tawau, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Tuaran81,08516,513244 (0)8401
10.TembokKedah, PerakKota Setar, Baling, Kuala Muda, Sungai Petani, Kubang Pasu, Padang Terap, Larut, Matang & Selama71,5837,494868 (6)7141
11.Jalan MeruSelangor, Johor, Kelantan, WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya, Pahang, PerakHulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Kota Bharu, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Kepong, Cheras, Temerloh, Mualim41381,12465 (0)730
12.BuntarKedah, Perak, WP Putrajaya, Johor, Selangor, Pulau PinangKuala Muda, Kerian, Kinta, Putrajaya, Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Petaling, Sepang, Seberang Perai Selatan43751436 (0)10
13.Penjara RemanPulau PinangTimur Laut24013,991221 (0)1791
14.Tanamera  SabahTawau2498632 (0)170
15.Hentian  SelangorHulu Langat15012750 (0)00
16.KencanaSelangor, Johor, WP Kuala Lumpur, TerengganuPetaling, Hulu Langat, Klang, Gombak, Cheras, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Pontian, Kuala Nerus12724422 (0)50
17.Seri AnggerikSelangorHulu Selangor1249612 (0)120
18.BaiduriSelangor, Negeri Sembilan, WP Kuala LumpurHulu Langat, Gombak, Port Dickson, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai1203297 (0)130
19.Jalan PantaiWP Kuala LumpurLembah Pantai1114218 (0)30
20.SentralWP Kuala LumpurKepong, Cheras, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai173166 (0)01