Pre-Endemic day 39: Covid-19 new daily cases at 2,246, just 1 death

PUTRAJAYA, 10 May 2022:

Staying around the 2,000 mark for a second straight day, the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,246 persons reporting positive tests for Covid-19 – including five imported – to raise Malaysia’s tally to 4,461,135 infections.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had last week 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.

Following the reverse ‘balik kampung’ trips this weekend, Selangor (1,160) reported the highest daily figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (261), Penang (151), Negeri Sembilan (116) and Johor (104).

Double digits were charted in Perak (97), Kedah (92), Melaka (51), Kelantan (46), Sarawak (39), Sabah (38), Pahang (36), Terengganu (32) and Perlis (13) – with only Labuan (6) and Putrajaya (4) reporting single digits.

The 2,433 discharges still outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,403,183 (98.7%), causing active cases to fall by 188 to 22,368 – with 21,230 (94.9%) in home quarantine, just four at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,065 (4.8%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units have fallen to 69 Covid-19 patients and 39 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another confirmed fatality to raise the death toll to 35,584 with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 7,533 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 68 out of 7,010 identified todate as no new clusters were added for the ninth straight day.