Pre-Endemic day 170: Covid-19 new daily case reports dip to 1,572

PUTRAJAYA, 18 Sept 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports over the latest 24 hours under review further dipped to 1,572 persons recording positive tests – with three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,817,251 infections.

Selangor (476) reported the highest numbers of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (333), Sabah (150) and Perak (148), while double digits were charted in Penang (81), Melaka (65), Negeri Sembilan (61), Sarawak (52), Johor (51), Kedah (41), Pahang (33), Terengganu (30), Kelantan (27) and Putrajaya (15). Only Perlis (7) and Labuan (2) reported in the single digits.

The 2,695 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,754,911 (98.7%) while active cases fell 1,126 to 26,032 – with 24,797 (95.3%) in home quarantine, just four at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,171 (4.5%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units stayed steady at 60 Covid-19 patients, with 37 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added three more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,308, with two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,717 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 18 out of 7,077 identified todate as the end of three Selangor clusters – two in the workplace (Industri Persiaran Graphite, Jalan Seri Cheeding – both in Kuala Langat) and a high-risk group (Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan) – was offset by a new Selangor high-risk group (Jalan Padang Golf 2 Hulu Selangor).

The overall tally stands at seven education clusters, nine high-risk groups and two workplace clusters – in Kuala Lumpur (Persiaran Bukit Kiara 3 Kepong), Perak (Jalan Mahawangsa Kinta).

The 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 (Jalan Guar Nangka Kangar and Sejahtera Kaki Bukit Kangar) and
  • Selangor (Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan).