Pre-Endemic day 118: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 4,503

PUTRAJAYA, 28 July 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports stayed high with the latest 24 hours under review seeing 4,503 persons recorded positive tests – with six imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,664,213 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (1,706) again with the highest figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (989), Negeri Sembilan (173) and Putrajaya (100).

High numbers were also charted in Perak (306), Penang (265), Sabah (238), Melaka (171), Kedah (159) and Johor (120) while double digits were recorded in Sarawak (81), Pahang (74), Kelantan (62), Terengganu (42) and Labuan (11). Only Perlis (6) reported in the single digit.

The 3,847 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,581,365 (98.2%) while active cases rose 646 to 46,906 – with 45,318 (96.6%) in home quarantine, just 24 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,505 (3.2%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units saw an uptick to 59 Covid-19 patients, with 30 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 10 more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,942, with another four brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,635 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters stood at 19 out of 7,036 identified todate, with 10 being education clusters.

The education clusters are in Kelantan (Kampung Gatal Kuala Krai 2 Kuala Krai), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Yahya 6 Titiwangsa), Perak (Batu 4 Kuala Rui 2 Hulu Perak, Jalan Ipoh Lumut Perak Tengah, Jalan Simpang Pulai Lahat Kinta and Seri Nanas Hilir Perak) plus Selangor (Jalan 17/19 Petaling, Jalan Beringin 2 Hulu Selangor, Jalan Istana Lama 2 Kuala Langat and KM5 Jalan Banting Dengkil).

Another seven are high-risk groups in Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Sentul Kepong and Lima Jalan Yaacob Latif), Negeri Sembilan (Jalan Camar Seremban), Penang (Jalan Panchor Jelutong, Lorong Batu Lanchang and Lorong Impian Enam 2 Perai) and Selangor (Jalan SS 19/3 Petaling and Lorong Haji Mughni 2 Klang).

The rest are made up of a detention centre in Perlis (DTI Persiaran Wawasan 2 Kangar) and a workplace cluster in Perak (Jalan Bercham Nova Kinta).