Pre-Endemic day 119: Covid-19 new daily case reports dip to 3,926

PUTRAJAYA, 29 July 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports dipped in the latest 24 hours under review with 3,926 persons recording positive tests – with 23 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,668,139 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (1,167) again with the highest figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (939), Negeri Sembilan (244) and Putrajaya (92).

High numbers were also charted in Perak (331), Sabah (249), Penang (223), Melaka (151), Kedah (142) and Johor (108) while double digits were recorded in Sarawak (80), Pahang (71), Kelantan (61), Terengganu (32), Labuan (24) and Perlis (12).

The 3,542 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,584,907 (98.2%) while active cases rose 380 to 47,286 – with 45,657 (96.6%) in home quarantine, just 30 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,539 (3.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 60 Covid-19 patients, with 35 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added four more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,946, with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,636 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters rose to 20 out of 7,038 identified todate, with two more added – a Perak education cluster (Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi Kinta) and a Hulu Selangor high-risk group (Jalan Padang Golf 4) – while another was declared ended in Jalan Beringin 2 Hulu Selangor.

The other nine 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 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).