Pre-Endemic day 183: Covid-19 new daily case reports poke up to 2,007

PUTRAJAYA, 1 Oct 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports over the latest 24 hours under review poked above the 2,000 mark as 2,007 persons recorded positive tests – with 12 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,840,879 infections.

Selangor (693) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (356), Perak (174), Sabah (171), Negeri Sembilan (122) and Penang (117), while double digits were charted in Sarawak (80), Kedah (79), Melaka (60), Johor (45), Putrajaya (34), Pahang (30), Kelantan (24) and Terengganu (15). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (5) and Labuan (2).

The 1,407 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,778,736 (98.7%) while active cases rose 595 to 25,769 – with 24,713 (95.9%) in home quarantine, 1,014 (3.9%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units were steady at 42 Covid-19 patients, with 19 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added five more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,374, with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,733 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 13 out of 7,081 identified todate with the end of a Perak’s education cluster (Kota Gopeng 4 Kampar), leaving the overall tally at three education clusters, eight high-risk groups and two workplace clusters – in Kuala Lumpur (Persiaran Bukit Kiara 3 Kepong), Perak (Jalan Mahawangsa Kinta).

The other education clusters are in:

  • Kelantan (Pulai Chondong 3 Machang),
  • Perak (Jalan Kemas Seri Iskandar Perak Tengah) and
  • Selangor (Jalan Dato Tabal Hulu Selangor).

The high-risk groups are in:

  • Kedah (Dah Jalan Mendidih Kuala Muda),
  • Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Ampang Titiwangsa and Jalan Bunga Tanjung Titiwangsa),
  • Negeri Sembilan (Taman Bunga Raya Seremban),
  • Penang (Jalan Perak Georgetown 2),
  • Perlis (Jalan Guar Nangka Kangar and Sejahtera Kaki Bukit Kangar) and
  • Selangor (Jalan Padang Golf 2 Hulu Selangor).