Post-MCO day 89: Covid-19 daily new cases at 3,381 & 319 imported

PUTRAJAYA, 7 Jan 2022:

The trend of high imported Covid-19 case numbers continued as another 3,381 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to raise Malaysia’s tally to 2,780,080 infections.

Still reporting the highest number of new cases is Selangor (879), followed by Kelantan (385), Johor (299), Kuala Lumpur (271), Sabah (242), Pahang (226), Penang (219), Kedah (216), Negeri Sembilan (172), Perak (161), Melaka (141), Terengganu (94), Putrajaya (30), Sarawak (18), Labuan (14) and Perlis (14).

The 319 imported cases included 35 foreigners, local transmissions involved 2,963 Malaysians (96.8%) and 99 non-citizens. Of this total, 37 persons (1.1%) had to be hospitalised.

Outpacing new daily infections again, the 3,447 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,708,739 (97.4%) as active cases added 40 to 39,779 – with 32,773 (82.4%) in home quarantine, 3,259 (8.2%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 3,494 (8.8%) hospitalised.

While numbers stayed steady at intensive care units with 220 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 34 more suspected), those needing breathing aids dipped to 86 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 28 suspected).

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 19 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,628 – inclusive of another four brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,382 casualties. There remains a backlog of Covid-19 death confirmations as testing priority is given to healing the living.

Active clusters have dipped to 182 out of 6,156 identified todate as another six were added today – with two community clusters in Melaka (Km 32 Pondok Kempas) and Pahang (Sri Semantan Temerloh).

The remainder four workplace clusters are in Kelantan (Kok Lanas Ketereh 2 Kota Bharu), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Boulevard Kepong), Putrajaya (Putra Tiga C) and Selangor (Industri Tiga Jalan Bukit Kemuning Klang)