Pre-Endemic day 81: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 2,093

PUTRAJAYA, 21 June 2022:

After dipping below the 2,000 mark yesterday, the latest 24 hours under review saw the daily Covid-19 new case reports rising again to 2,093 – with an imported case – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,542,705 infections.

The Klang Valley charted almost three-quarters of the new case reports with Selangor (1,007) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (444) and Negeri Sembilan (82).

High numbers were charted in Penang (155) while double digits were recorded in Sabah (76), Johor (62), Perak (62), Melaka (58), Sarawak (34), Kedah (30), Pahang (23), Putrajaya (19), Kelantan (18) and Terengganu (14). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (8) and Labuan (1).

The 2,082 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,4781,018 (98.6%) while active cases  rose eight to 25,952 – with 24,929 (96.1%) in home quarantine, just 15 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 985 (3.8%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units stayed steady at 23 Covid-19 patients, with 18 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another three confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,735 with no brought-in-dead cases for four 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).