Pre-Endemic day 80: Covid-19 new daily case reports fall to 1,690

PUTRAJAYA, 20 June 2022:

After six straight days of reporting over 2,000 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, the latest 24 hours under review saw this figure drop to 1,690 – with 10 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,540,612 infections.

The Klang Valley charted about two-thirds of the new case reports with Selangor (748) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (287) and Negeri Sembilan (84).

Double digits were recorded in Perak (95), Sabah (93), Penang (92), Johor (56), Melaka (53), Putrajaya (51), Sarawak (48), Kedah (36), Pahang (19) and Kelantan (11). Single digits were recorded in Terengganu (7), Perlis (3) and Labuan (2).

The 2,108 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,478,936 (98.6%) while active cases fell 418 to 25,944 – with 24,906 (96%) in home quarantine, just 15 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,000 (3.9%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units fell to 23 Covid-19 patients, with 15 needing breathing aids.

For the first time since October 2020, there were no confirmed daily fatalities – keeping the death toll at 35,732 while brought-in-dead cases subtotal remained 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).