Pre-Endemic day 124: Covid-19 new daily cases uptick to 4,204

PUTRAJAYA, 3 Aug 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports in the latest 24 hours under review saw another uptick as 4,204 persons recorded positive tests – including three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,687,470 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (1,526) back at the top, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (1,080), Negeri Sembilan (167) and Putrajaya (106).

High numbers were also charted in Sabah (272), Perak (237), Penang (172), Kedah (168) and Sarawak (112) while double digits were recorded in Kelantan (90), Johor (82), Melaka (80), Pahang (53), Terengganu (37), Perlis (12) and Labuan (10).

The 4,582 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,607,207 (98.3%) while active cases fell 386 to 44,278 – with 42,661 (96.3%) in home quarantine, just 24 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,537 (3.5%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 56 Covid-19 patients, with 36 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added eight more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,985, with another two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,646 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 two new clusters replacing the end of another two. The new actives are a Negeri Sembilan education cluster (Lorong Ilmu 2 Seremban) and a Selangor workplace cluster (Tapak Bina Persiaran Mahkota 2 Kuala Langat), while the two ended are in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

As such, the tally stands at nine education clusters, seven high-risk groups plus a detention centre in Perlis (DTI Persiaran Wawasan 2 Kangar) and two workplace clusters, including another in Perak (Jalan Bercham Nova Kinta).

The other 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 and Jalan Istana Lama 2 Kuala Langat).

The high-risk groups are in 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).