Pre-Endemic day 121: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 4,271

PUTRAJAYA, 31 July 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports stayed high with the latest 24 hours under review seeing 4,271 persons recording positive tests – including three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,677,270 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (1,972) again with the highest figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (723), Negeri Sembilan (221) and Putrajaya (70).

High numbers were also charted in Perak (280), Sabah (251), Penang (191) and Melaka (121) while double digits were recorded in Kedah (97), Johor (90), Sarawak (78), Pahang (69), Kelantan (57), Labuan (19), Terengganu (17) and Perlis (15).

A surge of 5,553 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,594,296 (98.2%) while active cases fell 1,286 to 47,014 – with 45,487 (96.8%) in home quarantine, just 19 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,446 (3.1%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 62 Covid-19 patients, with 34 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added four more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,960, with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,638 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters dipped to 19 out of 7,038 identified todate with the end of the Negeri Sembilan (Jalan Camar Seremban) high-risk group cluster. Those active are 10 education clusters, seven 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), 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).