Post-MCO day 102: Imported Covid-19 cases surge to 522, new daily cases at 3,764

PUTRAJAYA, 20 Jan 2022:

There was a surge in imported Covid-19 cases as another 3,764 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to raise Malaysia’s tally to 2,820,927 infections.

Imported cases surged to 522, inclusive of 96 foreigners, while local transmissions were made up of 3,089 Malaysians (95.3%) and 153 non-citizens.

Still reporting the most new cases is Selangor (894), followed by Kuala Lumpur (476), Johor (414), Kelantan (360), Kedah (275), Sabah (256), Pahang (244), Penang (225), Negeri Sembilan (218), Melaka (167), Perak (124), Terengganu (65), Putrajaya (20), Sarawak (14), Perlis (11) and Labuan (1).

Outpaced again by new cases, the 3,254 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,747,457 (97.4%) as active cases rose 368 to 41,129 – with 34,253 (83.3%) in home quarantine, 3,989 (9.7%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 2,725 (6.6%) hospitalised.

Numbers have dipped at intensive care units with 125 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 35 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 55 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 17 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 13 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,831 – inclusive of another three brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal at 6,420 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters have risen to 214 out of 6,272 identified todate as another 17 were added today – with 11 of them being education related.

These education clusters are in:

  • 3 in Kelantan (Jalan Bukit Merbau Pasir Puteh, Jalan Kompleks Kota Bharu and Lorong Banggol Manok Pasir Mas),
  • 2 in Penang (Bukit Panchor Perai and Jalan Berapit Perai),
  • 2 in Perak (Jalan Raja Dihilir Kinta and Kota Gopeng Kampar),
  • 1 each in Kedah (Dah Teratai Jingga Kota Setar), Negeri Sembilan (Bukit Chengkau Ulu Rembau), Sabah (Pandan Pandan Putatan) and Selangor (Seksyen Lima Wangsa Maju).

There were a detention cluster in Negeri Sembilan (Tembok Jelebu 2) and a high-risk group in Johor (Persiaran Kempas Baru 3 JB) plus four workplace clusters in Johor (Industri Jalan Seelong Tujuh Kulai and Jalan Petri Lima JB), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Tun Sambathan) and Melaka (Jalan Komersial Ayer Keroh).