Pre-Endemic day 54: Uptick with 1,918 new Covid-19 reported cases

PUTRAJAYA, 25 May 2022:

Staying just below the 2,000 mark for the third consecutive day, the 1,918 persons reporting positive Covid-19 tests in the latest 24 hours under review, inclusive of 22 imported cases, brought Malaysia’s overall tally to 4,494,782 infections.

Selangor (831) still reported the highest daily figure, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (413), Penang (124), Negeri Sembilan (118) and Melaka (104).

Double digits were recorded in Kedah (62), Johor (56), Perak (56), Sabah (52), Sarawak (34), Putrajaya (20), Pahang (19), Kelantan (13) and Terengganu (13), while single digits were recorded in Perlis (2) and Labuan (1).

The 2,124 discharges just outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,434,195 (98.6%) as active cases fell by 208 to 24,940 – with 23,811 (95.5%) in home quarantine, just 22 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,075 (4.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units have dropped to 32 Covid-19 patients and 19 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another two confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,647 with no brought-in-dead case keeping this subtotal at 7,551 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters fell to 18 out of 7,011 identified todate, with no new cluster added since May 22.