Pre-Endemic day 76: Covid-19 new daily case reports rise to 2,320

PUTRAJAYA, 16 June 2022:

Continuing to flit around the 2,000 mark for the third straight day, Covid-19 daily new case reports in Malaysia in the latest 24 hours under review rose to 2,320 – including four imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,532,632 infections.

The Klang Valley charted over two-thirds of the new case reports with Selangor (829) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (668) and Negeri Sembilan (105), while high numbers were also seen in Penang (145) and Perak (118).

Double digits were recorded in Sabah (98), Kedah (64), Melaka (64), Sarawak (62), Johor (56), Putrajaya (50), Pahang (26), Kelantan (13) and Terengganu (10). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (9) and Labuan (3).

The 1,390 discharges far lagged new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,473,021 (98.7%) while active cases rose 925 to 23,886 – with 22,840 (95.6%) in home quarantine, just 18 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 990 (4.1%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units further rose to 38 Covid-19 patients, with 22 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another five confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,725 with a brought-in-dead case bringing this subtotal to 7,576 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).