Pre-Endemic 53: Covid-19 new reported cases further fall to 1,544

PUTRAJAYA, 24 May 2022:

The latest trend of Covid-19 infections reported in Malaysia has allayed fears of cases spiking after the Aidilfitri celebration, as had earlier been cautioned by Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Now in the third week of Syawal, new Covid-19 daily reported cases have dipped below the 2,000 mark and the latest 24 hours under review saw 1,544 persons testing positive, inclusive of three imported cases, as Malaysia’s overall tally rose to 4,492,864 infections.

Selangor (828) still reported the highest daily figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (113), while double digits were recorded in Penang (93), Melaka (86), Johor (83), Perak (75), Negeri Sembilan (63), Kedah (55), Sabah (43), Putrajaya (38), Sarawak (27), Kelantan (13), Terengganu (13) and Pahang (12).

Labuan and Perlis reported only single cases each.

The 2,905 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,432,071 (98.6%) as active cases fell by 1,363 to 25,148 – with 24,009 (95.5%) in home quarantine, just 22 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,078 (4.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units have steadied at 39 Covid-19 patients and 25 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another two confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,645 with no brought-in-dead case keeping this subtotal at 7,551 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters fell to 20 out of 7,011 identified todate, with no new cluster added yesterday.