PUTRAJAYA, 17 June 2022:
Continuing to flit around the 2,000 mark for the four days straight, Covid-19 daily new case reports in Malaysia in the latest 24 hours under review declined to 2,033 – all local transmissions – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,534,665 infections.
The Klang Valley charted almost two-thirds of the new case reports with Selangor (685) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (551) and Negeri Sembilan (94), while high numbers were also seen in Penang (167) and Perak (116).
Double digits were recorded in Sabah (99), Johor (68), Kedah (62), Melaka (59), Sarawak (38), Putrajaya (37), Pahang (28) and Kelantan (17). Single digits were recorded in Terengganu (8) and Perlis (4) while Labuan reported none.
The 1,337 discharges far lagged new cases even as total recoveries rose to 4,474,358 (98.7%) while active cases rose 691 to 24,577 – with 23,573 (95.9%) in home quarantine, just 13 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 959 (3.9%) hospitalised.
Numbers at intensive care units declined to 32 Covid-19 patients, with 18 needing breathing aids.
The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another five confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,730 with three brought-in-dead cases bringing this subtotal to 7,579 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).