Post-MCO day 88: Covid-19 daily new cases at 3,543, outpaced recoveries for 2nd day

PUTRAJAYA, 6 Jan 2022:

Outpacing daily Covid-19 recoveries for the second straight day, there were 3,543 persons testing positive over the past 24 hours to raise Malaysia’s tally to 2,776,699 infections.

Still leading with most new daily cases is Selangor (919), followed by Johor (410), Kelantan (296), Pahang (260), Sabah (245), Kuala Lumpur (229), Penang (222), Kedah (217), Melaka 9168), Perak (166), Negeri Sembilan (160), Terengganu (153), Putrajaya (38), Perlis (21), Labuan (20) and Sarawak (19).

Imported cases have surged to 364, inclusive of 42 foreigners, while local transmissions involved 3,047 Malaysians (95.8%) and 132 non-citizens. Of this total, 53 persons (1.5%) needed hospitalisation.

Just outpaced by daily new cases, the 3,484 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,705,292 (97.4%) as active cases rose by 57 to 39,739 – with 32,509 (81.8%) in home quarantine, 3,574 (9%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 3,399 (8.6%) hospitalised.

Numbers remain steady at intensive care units with 203 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus 50 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 86 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 44 suspected).

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 18 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,609 – inclusive of another three brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,378 casualties. There is a backlog in Covid-19 death confirmations due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters stood at 190 out of 6,150 identified todate as another seven were added today – including two imported clusters in Kelantan (Chiku 01 Saudi Gua Musang) and Pahang (Keratong 2 Saudi Rompin).

There was an education cluster in Perak Tengah (Jalan Parit), a high risk group in Negeri Sembilan (Kasih Kemboja Kuala Pilah) and three workplace clusters in Pahang (Sungai Semantan Temerloh), Penang (Jalan Mak Mandin Perai) and Selangor (Industri Jalan Keluli Dua Klang).