Pre-Endemic day 33: Relief with Covid-19 new daily cases below 1,000

PUTRAJAYA, 4 May 2022:

Finally returning to March 2021 when daily Covid-19 new cases trending below 1,000, the latest 24 hours under review saw 922 persons reporting of positive tests to bring Malaysia’s tally to 4,451,781 infections.

Still recording highest daily infections is Selangor (429), followed by Kuala Lumpur (120).

Double digits were charted in Penang (83), Negeri Sembilan (58), Perak (41), Johor (35), Sarawak (31), Melaka (28), Putrajaya (26), Kedah (22), Pahang (19) and Sabah (12), while single digits were reported in Terengganu (9), Kelantan (7), Labuan (1) and Perlis (1).

The 5,520 discharges far outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,384,384 (98.5%), causing active cases to fall by 4,607 to 31,833 – with 30,821 (96.8%) in home quarantine, just 14 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 929 (2.6%) hospitalised.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has projected a spike of positive Covid-19 cases after the Aidilfitri celebration but a majority of cases are anticipated to be in categories one and two with no or mild symptoms, due to mass vaccinations already conducted among the populace.

Meanwhile, numbers at intensive care units are steady at 69 Covid-19 patients and 46 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added nine more confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,564 while another five brought-in-dead cases raised this subtotal to 7,528 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 84 out of 7,010 identified todate as no new clusters were added for the third straight day.