Pre-Endemic day 57: Malaysia’s Covid-19 tally passes 4.5 million infections

PUTRAJAYA, 28 May 2022:

Malaysia passed yet another Covid-19 milestone as the overall tally hit 4,500,934 infections as new daily case reports stayed below the 2,000 mark for the second consecutive day with the latest 24 hours under review showing 1,877 persons testing positive, inclusive of four imported cases.

Selangor (909) is still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (221), Negeri Sembilan (125), Perak (121) and Penang (106).

Double digits were recorded in Sabah (76), Melaka (62), Kedah (58), Putrajaya (58), Sarawak (46), Johor (44), Pahang (23), Kelantan (11) and Terengganu (10) – while single digits were recorded in Labuan (4) and Perlis (3).

The 1,680 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,439,892 (98.6%) as active cases rose 195 to 25,384 – with 24,234 (95.5%) in home quarantine, just 22 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,098 (4.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units are steady at 30 Covid-19 patients, with 18 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another two confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,658 with a brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal at 7,552 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 five out of 7,011 identified todate, with no new cluster added since May 22.