Pre-Endemic day 122: Covid-19 new daily case reports down to 2,783

PUTRAJAYA, 1 Aug 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports fell in the latest 24 hours under review as 2,783 persons recorded positive tests – including three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,680,053 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (826) with the highest figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (473), Negeri Sembilan (234) and Putrajaya (65).

High numbers were also charted in Sabah (252), Perak (242), Penang (216), Kedah (114) and Melaka (114) while double digits were recorded in Johor (89), Sarawak (56), Pahang (38), Kelantan (32), Terengganu (18) and Labuan (11). Only Perlis (3) reported in the single digit.

The 4,482 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,598,778 (98.3%) while active cases fell 1,708 to 45,306 – with 43,753 (96.6%) in home quarantine, just 22 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,477 (3.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 54 Covid-19 patients, with 32 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added nine more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,969, with another four brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,642 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters stayed at 19 out of 7,039 identified todate with the addition of a new Perak high-risk group (Jalan Matahari Ipoh) offsetting the end of the Seri Nanas Hilir Perak education cluster.

As it stands, there are nine education clusters, 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) plus Selangor (Jalan 17/19 Petaling, Jalan Istana Lama 2 Kuala Langat and KM5 Jalan Banting Dengkil).

The other 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).