Post-MCO day 94: Covid-19 daily new cases at 3,198

PUTRAJAYA, 12 Jan 2022:

There was a slight uptick in daily new Covid-19 cases as another 3,198 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to raise Malaysia’s tally to 2,795,233 infections.

Still reporting most new cases is Selangor (935), followed by Johor (417), Kuala Lumpur (319), Sabah (280), Pahang (210), Kelantan (197), Kedah (183), Penang (179), Perak (141), Negeri Sembilan (106), Melaka (76), Terengganu (76), Putrajaya (34), Sarawak (23), Perlis (13) and Labuan (9).

Imported cases remain high at 303, inclusive of 79 foreigners, with local transmissions involving 2,753 Malaysians (95.1%) and 142 non-citizens. Of this total, 39 persons (1.2%) had to be hospitalised.

The 3,200 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,723,599 (97.4%) as active cases rose yesterday by 171 to 39,913 – with 32,703 (81.9%) in home quarantine, 3,659 (9.2%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 3,322 (8.3%) hospitalised.

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 27 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,723 – inclusive of another nine brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,401 casualties. The backlog of over a week in confirmed Covid-19 deaths is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters rose to 179 out of 6,184 identified todate as another eight were added today – inclusive of two education clusters in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Belangkas Titiwangsa) and Selangor (Jalan Hamzah Ampang Pechah Hulu Selangor).

A community cluster was recorded in Perak (Pakri Sayong Kuala Kangsar), a high-risk group in Selangor (Jalan Tts Tujuh Hulu Langat) plus four workplace clusters in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Beserah Titiwangsa), Melaka (Jalan Bukit Beruang), Sabah (Sungai Trayon Kinabatanga) and Selangor (Jalan Flora Sepang).