Post-MCO day 95: Malaysia poised to breach 2.8 million Covid-19 infections, another 3,684 new cases

PUTRAJAYA, 13 Jan 2022:

Malaysia is poised to pass yet another grim milestone of 2.8 million Covid-19 infections as another 3,684 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours to raise the nation’s tally to 2,798,917 cases.

Still reporting the highest number of new cases is Selangor (1,083), followed by Johor (456), Kuala Lumpur (309), Kelantan (279), Sabah (257), Pahang (253), Melaka (245), Kedah (185), Penang (164), Negeri Sembilan (158), Perak (153), Terengganu (75), Putrajaya (23), Labuan (18), Sarawak (18) and Perlis (8).

Imported cases remain high at 321, including 88 foreigners, while local transmissions involved 3,274 Malaysians (97.4%) and 89 non-citizens. Of this total, 34 persons (0.9%) had to be hospitalised.

Again lagging new cases, the 3,292 discharges brought total recoveries to 2,726,891 (97.4%) as active cases dipped 17 to 39,896 – with 32,550 (81.6%) in home quarantine, 3,666 (9.2%) at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 3,465 (8.7%) hospitalised.

Improvements continue at intensive care units with 178 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus 14 more suspected) and among those needing breathing aids with 70 confirmed Covid-19 cases (plus another 21 suspected).

The sad statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 15 more confirmed fatalities to bring the death toll to 31,738 – inclusive of another six brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 6,407 casualties. The backlog of Covid-19 death confirmations of over a week is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters have risen to 178 out of 6,192 identified todate as another eight were added today – with an import cluster in Pahang (Pasdec Perdana Saudi Raub) plus three education-related in Johor (Jalan Gangsa Pasir Gudang and Jalan Sarjana Pagoh) and Negeri Sembilan (Air Hitam Jempol).

The remainder are two workplace clusters in Kuala Lumpur (Lingkaran Syed Putra Dua Lembah Pantai) and Penang (Lebuh Sungai Tiram Satu 2 Barat Daya) plus two community clusters in Johor (Jalan Persiaran Sri Saujana Dua Kota Tinggi) and Pahang (Lakum Temerloh).