Pre-Endemic day 56: Covid-19 new daily case reports dip to 1,845

PUTRAJAYA, 27 May 2022:

With new Covid-19 daily case reports returning below the 2,000 mark again, the latest 24 hours under review saw a dip to 1,845 persons testing positive, inclusive of nine imported cases, bringing Malaysia’s overall tally to 4,499,057 infections.

Selangor (851) is still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (274), Penang (117), Negeri Sembilan (112) and Perak (109).

Double digits were recorded in Sabah (75), Sarawak (72), Melaka (49), Putrajaya (49), Johor (44), Kedah (36), Pahang (25), Kelantan (15) and Terengganu (11) – while single digits were recorded in Labuan (3) and Perlis (3).

The 1,825 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,438,212 (98.6%) as active cases rose 17 to 25,189 – with 24,089 (95.6%) in home quarantine, just 17 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,056 (4.2%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 27 Covid-19 patients, with 18 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another three confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,656 with no brought-in-dead case for three consecutive days 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 eight out of 7,011 identified todate, with no new cluster added since May 22.