MCO day 492: New daily Covid-19 cases at 13,034

PUTRAJAYA, 22 July 2021:

It was yet another day of high additions to Covid-19 infections with 13,034 new cases raising Malaysia’s tally to 964,918 infections.

Surging numbers in Selangor pushed daily positives over 6,000 for the first times, recording 6.049 new cases to keep the Klang Valley as the national Covid-19 epicentre with Kuala Lumpur (1,611),  Negeri Sembilan (711) and Putrajaya (100)..

Other hotspot states are Johor (791), Kedah (701), Sarawak (644), Sabah (497), Terengganu (391), Penang (371), Melaka (353), Perak (284), Pahang (261) and Kelantan (240).

Recording fewer than 30 new Covid-19 cases are Perlis (6) and Labuan (24).

Among the eight states given leeway to ease lockdown measures, only Perlis seems to be keeping the situation under control while ever higher figures are still getting charted in Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu.

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There were 19 Malaysians among the 25 imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 11,446 citizens (88%) and 1,563 foreigners.

The bulk of today’s new cases are allowed to self-isolate – with 7,179 persons being asymptomatic and 5,646 with mild symptoms.

The 209 infected now in hospitals involved 124 with lung inflammation (category 3), 72 needing oxygen support (category 4), and 13 critically ill patients on respirators (category 5).

Badly outpaced by today’s new Covid-19 cases, the 8,436 discharges brought total recoveries to 815,293 (84.49%) as active cases further surged to 142,051, with 938 patients at intensive care units and 459 needing oxygen support.

It was yet another black mark as daily fatalities of 134 saw the death toll rising to 7,574 – with casualties in Selangor (39), Kuala Lumpur (32), Negeri Sembilan (18), Johor (15), Melaka (7), Perak (7), Pahang (5), Kedah (4), Labuan (2), Penang (2), Terengganu (2) and Sabah (1). Sadly, another 22 Covid-19 patients had their bodies brought in dead to hospitals in Kuala Lumpur (8), Selangor (7), Johor (2), Labuan (2), Melaka (2) and Perak (1).

There were two education clusters in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Dwitasik Satu Cheras) and Selangor (Jalan GC Satu Sepang) among the 32 identified today, together with two high-risk groups in Kedah (Dah Kempas Kuala Muda) and Kuala Lumpur (Taman Kok Doh Kepong).

Another seven are community clusters in Johor (Jalan Cenderai Sembilan JB, Jalan Permas Lapan JB and Putri Fasa Enam Kulai), Kelantan (Kampung Kuala Gel Bachok), Sabah (Kebun Lama Papar), Sarawak (Abu Bengang Saratok) and Terengganu (Padang Pulut Dungun).

The remaining 21 workplace clusters are in:

  • Johor (Jalan NIP Industri JB, Tapak Bina Raya Muar and Teknologi Senai 21);
  • Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Medan Bunus, Jalan Wangsa Delima, Tapak Bina Jalan Gading and Tapak Bina Jalan Merah Caga Cheras);
  • Melaka (Angkasa Nuri and Industri Tunas Baru);
  • Pahang (Industri 3/5 Temerloh and Kuala Tahan Jerantut);
  • Penang (Industri Perai Lapan, Jalan Permatang Pauh and Persiaran Cassia Selatan Tujuh);
  • Selangor (Industri Jalan Bangi, Industri Jalan Sungai Hulu Langat, Industri Teratai Klang and Jalan TTP Satu Sepang);
  • Kedah (Dah Perusahaan Lima Industri Kulim), Sabah (Kuril Kinabatangan) and Sarawak (Jalan Demak Laut Kuching).

The 946 active clusters out of 3,361 identified todate contributed 2,091 of today’s new Covid-19 cases, close contact screening made up 7,120 cases and another 3,798 from other screenings.