Post-MCO day 90: Recoveries again outpaced by 3,251 new daily Covid-19 cases

PUTRAJAYA, 8 Jan 2022:

Daily Covid-19 recoveries were again outpaced by the 3,251 persons who tested positive over the past 24 hours, raising Malaysia’s tally to 2,783,331 infections.

Reporting the highest number of new cases is Selangor (871), followed by Johor (376), Kelantan (326), Kuala Lumpur (301), Pahang (219), Melaka (199), Sabah (199), Kedah (187), Penang (169), Negeri Sembilan (139), Perak (132), Terengganu (79), Perlis (20), Sarawak 915), Putrajaya (14) and Labuan (5).

Imported cases remain high at 299, inclusive of 34 foreigners, while local transmissions involved 2,837 Malaysians (96.1%) and 115 non-citizens. Of this total, 58 persons (1.8%) had to be hospitalised.

Outpaced by new cases, the 3,161 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,711,900 (97.4%) as active cases dipped 82 to 39,697 – with 32,528 (81.9%) in home quarantine, 3,546 (8.9%) at Low Risk Covid-19 Quarantine And Treatment Centres and 3,369 / 8.5% hospitalised.

Numbers have dipped at intensive care units to 211 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 32 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 77 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 36 suspected).

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 16 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,644 – inclusive of another two brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,384 casualties. There is a backlog in Covid-19 death confirmations due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters have fallen to 176 out of 6,158 identified todate as another two were added today – an imported clusters in Kelantan (Jalan Dua Saudi Machang) and the other being workplace-related in Selangor (Jalan Bukit Sentosa 2 Hulu Selangor).