Pre-Endemic day 79: Covid-19 new daily reports steady at 2,127

PUTRAJAYA, 19 June 2022:

Still flitting around the 2,000 mark for just shy of a week, Covid-19 daily new case reports in Malaysia during the latest 24 hours under review stayed steady with three down from yesterday to 2,127 – all local transmissions – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,538,922 infections.

The Klang Valley charted just over two-thirds of the new case reports with Selangor (897) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (482) and Negeri Sembilan (72), while high numbers were also seen in Penang (153), Perak (137) and Sabah (127).

Double digits were recorded in Melaka (79), Johor (40), Kedah (36), Sarawak (31), Putrajaya (26), Pahang (19), Terengganu (16) and Kelantan (11). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (1) while Labuan reported none for the second straight day.

The 1,390 discharges far lagged new cases even as total recoveries rose to 4,476,828 (98.6%) while active cases rose 736 to 26,362 – with 25,350 (96.2%) in home quarantine, just eight at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 981 (3.7%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units fell to 23 Covid-19 patients, with 16 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another confirmed fatality to raise the death toll to 35,732 with no brought-in-dead cases for two days straight 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).