Post-MCO day 92: Covid-19 new daily cases stay below 3,000 for 2nd straight day

PUTRAJAYA, 10 Jan 2022:

Daily new Covid-19 cases stayed below the 3,000 mark for the second straight day as 2,641 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to raise Malaysia’s tally to 2,788,860 infections.

Staying in the lead with most cases is Selangor (666), followed by Johor (278), Kedah (265), Kuala Lumpur (262), Kelantan (197), Pahang (193), Penang (165), Sabah (161), Melaka (123), Peak (116), Terengganu (88), Negeri Sembilan (83), Putrajaya (30), Sarawak (7), Labuan (5) and Perlis (2).

Imported cases remain high at 338, inclusive of 65 foreigners, while local transmissions were made up of 2,229 Malaysians (96.8%) and 74 non-citizens. Of this total, 57 persons (2.2%) had to be hospitalised.

Back to outpacing new daily cases again, the 2,808 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,717,422 (97.4%) as active cases rose 151 yesterday to 39,927 – with 32,743 (82%) in home quarantine, 3,520 (8.8%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 3,416 (8.6%) hospitalised.

Numbers are steady at intensive care units with 211 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 42 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 74 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 32 suspected).

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 23 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,678 – inclusive of another four brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,39 casualties. There is a backlog in Covid-19 death confirmations due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters have fallen to 169 out of 6,163 identified todate as another four were added today – a religious cluster in Johor (Pulai Perdana Tiga JB), another workplace-related in Selangor (Jalan 1/5 Semenyih) plus two high-risk groups in Johor (Jalan Berlian JB) and Selangor (Jalan Au1 Gombak).