Pre-Endemic day 123: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 3,213

PUTRAJAYA, 2 Aug 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports in the latest 24 hours under review saw 3,213 persons recording positive tests – including 11 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,683,266 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Kuala Lumpur (1,006) overtaking Selangor (865) and ahead of Negeri Sembilan (153) and Putrajaya (59).

High numbers were also charted in Sabah (241), Perak (224), Penang (171), Kedah (130) and Johor (114) while double digits were recorded in Melaka (90), Sarawak (52), Kelantan (42), Pahang (34) and Terengganu (23).  Single digits were recorded in Perlis (6) and Labuan (3).

The 3,847 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,602,625 (98.3%) while active cases fell 642 to 44,664 – with 43,080 (96.5%) in home quarantine, just 20 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,510 (3.4%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 54 Covid-19 patients, with 33 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added eight more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,977, with another two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,644 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 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), Perak (Jalan Matahari Ipoh) and Selangor (Jalan Padang Golf 4 Hulu Selangor, Jalan SS 19/3 Petaling and Lorong Haji Mughni 2 Klang).