Pre-Endemic day 169: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 1,977

PUTRAJAYA, 17 Sept 2022:

After staying above the 2,000 mark for two straight days, Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports over the latest 24 hours under review dipped to 1,977 persons recording positive tests – with two imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,815,679 infections.

Selangor (492) reported the highest numbers of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (405), Sabah (187), Perak (175), Sarawak (115) and Penang (100), while double digits were charted in Negeri Sembilan (84), Melaka (83), Kelantan (76), Johor (61), Kedah (57), Pahang (47), Terengganu (40), Putrajaya (36) and Perlis (17). Only Labuan (2) reported in the single digit.

The 2,018 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,752,216 (98.7%) while active cases dipped 47 to 27,158 – with 25,915 (95.4%) in home quarantine, just five at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,178 (4.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 60 Covid-19 patients, with 41 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added six more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,305, with two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,715 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 20 out of 7,076 identified todate as the new Perlis high-risk group (Jalan Guar Nangka Kangar) offset the end of , following the end of Selangor education cluster (Jalan Panchang Bedena Sabak Bernam).

The overall tally stands at seven education clusters, nine 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 remaining education clusters are in:

  • Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Pantai Endah 2 Lembah Pantai and Taman Bukit Pantai 3 Lembah Pantai),
  • Perak (Jalan Kemas Seri Iskandar Perak Tengah, Jalan Slim 2 Muallim and Kota Gopeng 4 Kampar) and
  • Selangor (Jalan Dato Tabal Hulu Selangor 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).