Pre-Endemic day 120: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 4,860

PUTRAJAYA, 30 July 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports remained high with the latest 24 hours under review seeing 4,860 persons recording positive tests – with 11 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,672,999 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (1,649) again with the highest figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (1,466), Negeri Sembilan (195) and Putrajaya (95).

High numbers were also charted in Sabah (292), Perak (272), Penang (246), Kedah (150) and Melaka (112) while double digits were recorded in Johor (95), Sarawak (94), Pahang (73), Kelantan (64), Labuan (30) and Terengganu (21). Only Perlis (6) reported in the single digit.

The 3,836 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,588,743 (98.2%) while active cases rose 1,014 to 48,300 – with 46,334 (95.9%) in home quarantine, just 23 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,883 (3.9%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 60 Covid-19 patients, with 34 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 10 more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,956, with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,637 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 20 out of 7,038 identified todate with 10 education clusters and eight high-risk groups, plus a detention centre in Perlis (DTI Persiaran Wawasan 2 Kangar) and a workplace cluster in Perak (Jalan Bercham Nova Kinta).

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 Raja Musa Mahadi Kinta, 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).

The high-risk groups are 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 Padang Golf 4 Hulu Selangor, Jalan SS 19/3 Petaling and Lorong Haji Mughni 2 Klang).