Pre-Endemic day 126: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 4,413

PUTRAJAYA, 5 Aug 2022:

A day after Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports again surged above 5,000, the latest 24 hours under review saw 4,413 persons recording positive tests – including six imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,697,213 infections.

The Klang Valley is still reporting the most new cases with Kuala Lumpur (1,344) overtaking Selangor (1,129) in being ahead of Negeri Sembilan (263) and Putrajaya (90).

High numbers were also charted in Perak (327), Sabah (281), Penang (230), Melaka (159), Kedah (123) and Sarawak (107) while double digits were recorded in Johor (95), Kelantan (93), Pahang (89), Terengganu (48), Perlis (21) and Labuan (14).

The 3,394 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,613,676 (98.2%) while active cases rose 1,011 to 47,534 – with 45,928 (96.6%) in home quarantine, just 23 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,531 (3.2%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units were steady at 52 Covid-19 patients, with 32 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added eight more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,003, with four another brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,651 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters rose to 20 out of 7,043 identified todate with the addition of a new workplace cluster in Selangor (Industri Jalan Sungai 2 Hulu Langat) – making up five new clusters added in the past week.

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

The education clusters are in Kelantan (Kampung Gatal Kuala Krai 2 Kuala Krai), Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Yahya 6 Titiwangsa and Lengkungan Duta Kepong), 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).