Pre-Endemic day 78: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 2,130

PUTRAJAYA, 18 June 2022:

Continuing to flit around the 2,000 mark for the fifth consecutive day, Covid-19 daily new case reports in Malaysia in the latest 24 hours under review rose to 2,130 – all local transmissions – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,536,795 infections.

The Klang Valley charted almost two-thirds of the new case reports with Selangor (776) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (553) and Negeri Sembilan (82), while high numbers were also seen in Penang (168), Perak (148) and Sabah (115).

Double digits were recorded in Johor (60), Melaka (54), Sarawak (53), Kedah (44), Pahang (26), Putrajaya (22), Terengganu (14) and Kelantan (11). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (4) while Labuan reported none.

The 1,080 discharges far lagged new cases even as total recoveries rose to 4,475,438 (98.7%) while active cases rose 1,049 to 25,626 – with 24,585 (95.9%) in home quarantine, just 13 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 993 (3.9%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units crept up to 35 Covid-19 patients, with 19 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another confirmed fatality to raise the death toll to 35,731 with no brought-in-dead cases to keep this subtotal at 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).