Pre-Endemic day 168: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 2,375

PUTRAJAYA, 16 Sept 2022:

Staying above the 2,000 mark for the second consecutive day, Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports over the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,375 persons recording positive tests – with 11 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,813,702 infections.

Selangor (683) reported the highest numbers of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (458), Sabah (230), Perak (221), Melaka (113), Penang (108) and Sarawak (106), while double digits were charted in Negeri Sembilan (84), Kelantan (74), Johor (71), Kedah (70), Pahang (69), Putrajaya (47) and Terengganu (28). Only Perlis (9) and Labuan (4) reported in the single digits.

The 1,466 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,750,198 (98.7%) while active cases rose 906 to 27,205 – with 25,912 (95.2%) in home quarantine, just eight at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,232 (4.5%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units fell to 53 Covid-19 patients, with 42 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added three more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,299, with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 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 dipped to 20 out of 7,075 identified todate, following the end of Perak’s high-risk group (Jalan Lapangan Siber Satu Kinta), with the tally at eight education clusters, eight 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 other 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 and Jalan Manjoi Kinta)
  • Perlis (Sejahtera Kaki Bukit Kangar) and
  • Selangor (Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan).