Pre-Endemic day 75: Covid-19 new daily cases dip below 2,000

PUTRAJAYA, 15 June 2022:

Still flirting around the 2,000 mark for the second consecutive day, daily new Covid-19 case reports in Malaysia in the latest 24 hours under review dipped to 1,922 – including three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,530,312 infections.

Selangor (821) is still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (351), Penang (136) and Negeri Sembilan (105).

Double digits were recorded in Sabah (82), Melaka (76), Perak (69), Johor (58), Kedah (58), Putrajaya (32), Pahang (17), Terengganu (17) and Kelantan (16). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (6) and Labuan (2).

The 1,564 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,471,631 (98.7%) as active cases rose 354 to 22,961 – with 21,921 (95.5%) in home quarantine, just 16 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 992 (4.3%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 32 Covid-19 patients, with 18 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another four confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,720 with a brought-in-dead case bringing this subtotal to 7,575 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).