Pre-Endemic day 74: Covid-19 new daily cases rise to 2,092

PUTRAJAYA, 14 June 2022:

After two days after daily new Covid-19 case reports in Malaysia staying below the 2,000 mark, the latest 24 hours under review saw the number rise to 2,092 persons testing positive to raise the nation’s tally to 4,528,390 infections.

Selangor (1,251) is still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (262) and Penang (105).

Double digits were recorded in Perak (74), Sabah (72), Johor (68), Putrajaya (55), Kedah (50), Melaka (46), Kelantan (25), Sarawak (25), Negeri Sembilan (24), Terengganu (19) and Pahang (12).

Single digits were recorded in Perlis (3) and Labuan (1).

The 1,876 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,470,067 (98.7%) as active cases rose 212 to 22,607 – with 21,589 (95.5%) in home quarantine, just 16 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 978 (4.8%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units are steady at 24 Covid-19 patients, with 12 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another four confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,716 with a brought-in-dead case bringing this subtotal to 7,574 casualties. The backlog of around a week for Covid-19 death confirmations is due to testing priority given to healing the living.

Active clusters remained at four out of 7,015 identified todate with two education clusters in Kelantan (Hilir 3 Kota Bharu) and Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Ipoh Titiwangsa). The remainder are a high-risk group in Selangor (Jalan Broga Hulu Langat) and a community cluster in Perak (Pulai Jaya Kinta).