Pre-Endemic day 167: Covid-19 new case reports rise to 2,431

PUTRAJAYA, 15 Sept 2022:

After staying below the 2,000 mark for five consecutive days, Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports have risen over the latest 24 hours under review to 2,431 persons recording positive tests – with eight imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,811,327 infections.

Selangor (720) reported the highest numbers of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (452), Perak (234), Sabah (219), Sarawak (112), Penang (108), Negeri Sembilan (105) and Kedah (100), while double digits were charted in Melaka (82), Kelantan (78), Johor (64), Pahang (64), Putrajaya (46) and Terengganu (34). Only Perlis (9) and Labuan (4) reported in the single digits.

The 1,820 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,748,732 (98.7%) while active cases rose 606 to 26,299 – with 25,024 (95.2%) in home quarantine, just seven at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,206 (4.6%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 62 Covid-19 patients, with 40 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added five more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,296, with another two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,713 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 21 out of 7,075 identified todate with the tally at eight education clusters, 10 high-risk groups and four workplace clusters .

The four workplace clusters are in Kuala Lumpur (Persiaran Bukit Kiara 3 Kepong), Perak (Jalan Mahawangsa Kinta) and Selangor (Industri Persiaran Graphite, Jalan Seri Cheeding – both in Kuala Langat).

The education clusters are in:

  • Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Pantai Endah 2 Lembah Pantai and Taman Bukit Pantai 3 Lembah Pantai),
  • Negeri Sembilan (Jalan Rektor Nilai 2),
  • Perak (Jalan Slim 2 Muallim and Kota Gopeng 4 Kampar) and
  • Selangor (Jalan Dato Tabal Hulu Selangor, Jalan Panchang Bedena Sabak Bernam and Pekan Dengkil Sepang).

The high-risk groups are in:

  • Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Bunga Tanjung Titiwangsa),
  • Negeri Sembilan (Jalan Han Hui Foong 2 Seremban, Jalan Tampin Lama 2 Seremban and Taman Bunga Raya Seremban),
  • Perak (Jalan Besar Tanjung 3 Kinta, Jalan Lapangan Siber Satu Kinta, Jalan Manjoi Kinta)
  • Perlis (Sejahtera Kaki Bukit Kangar) and
  • Selangor (Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan).