Pre-Endemic day 125: Covid-19 new daily case reports breach 5,000 again

PUTRAJAYA, 4 Aug 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports have again surged above 5,000 as the latest 24 hours under review saw another uptick to 5,330 persons recording positive tests – including 13 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,692,800 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Selangor (2,054) ahead of Kuala Lumpur (1,449), Negeri Sembilan (227) and Putrajaya (81).

High numbers were also charted in Perak (316), Sabah (277), Penang (195), Melaka (169), Kedah (137) and Johor (113) while double digits were recorded in Sarawak (92), Kelantan (72), Pahang (66), Terengganu (47), Perlis (24) and Labuan (11).

The 3,075 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,610,282 (98.2%) while active cases surged 2,245 to 46,523 – with 44,885 (96.5%) in home quarantine, just 29 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,560 (3.4%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units fell to 49 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 35,995, with another brought-in-dead case raised this subtotal to 7,647 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 7,042 identified todate with a new Kuala Lumpur education cluster (Lengkungan Duta Kepong) in place of the ended workplace cluster in Perak (Jalan Bercham Nova Kinta).

As such, the tally stands at 10 education clusters, seven high-risk groups plus a detention centre in Perlis (DTI Persiaran Wawasan 2 Kangar) and a Selangor workplace cluster (Tapak Bina Persiaran Mahkota 2 Kuala Langat).

The other education clusters are in Kelantan (Kampung Gatal Kuala Krai 2 Kuala Krai), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Yahya 6 Titiwangsa), Negeri Sembilan (Lorong Ilmu 2 Seremban), 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).