Post-MCO day 43: New Covid-19 cases at 4,885 as death toll passes 30,000

PUTRAJAYA, 22 Nov 2021:

Malaysia passed a grim milestone of 30,000 lives lost to Covid-19 as another 4,885 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to bring the nation’s tally to 2,591,486 infections.

Still leading the states for new cases is Selangor with 968, followed by Kelantan (683), Sabah (485), Kedah (472), Johor (374), Pahang (356), Melaka (291), Penang (246), Perak (228), Kuala Lumpur (208), Terengganu (202), Sarawak (147), Negeri Sembilan (132), Putrajaya (70), Perlis (13) and Labuan (10).

There were 15 Malaysians among the 18 imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 4,732 citizens (97.2%) and 135 foreigners. Of this total, 91 persons (1.9%) had to be hospitalised.

The 5,628 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,493,437 (96.2%) as active cases fell by 695 to 68,790 – with 55,026 (80%) in home quarantine, 7,792 (11.3%) at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres and 5,431 (7.9%) hospitalised.

Numbers remain high at intensive care units with 437 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 112 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 184 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 90 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 24 more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 30,002 – inclusive of another six brought-in-dead cases to bring this subtotal to 6,064 casualties.

Even as seven more new clusters were identified today, the overall active number dipped to 233 out of 5,888 identified todate.