Pre-Endemic day 82: Imported Covid-19 new daily cases surge to 114, total at 1,921

PUTRAJAYA, 22 June 2022:

After peeking above the 2,000 mark yesterday, the latest 24 hours under review saw the daily Covid-19 new case reports dip to 1,921 – with imported cases surging to 114 – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,544,626 infections.

The Klang Valley charted about two-third of the new case reports with Selangor (714) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (521) and Negeri Sembilan (69).

High numbers were charted in Penang (125) while double digits were recorded in Perak (98), Sabah (96), Johor (63), Kedah (52), Sarawak (47), Putrajaya (37), Melaka (32), Pahang (23), Kelantan (19) and Terengganu (14). Single digits were recorded in Labuan (7) and Perlis (4).

The 1,716 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,4782,734 (98.6%) while active cases rose 203 to 26,155 – with 25,059 (95.8%) in home quarantine, just 15 at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,052 (4%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 29 Covid-19 patients, with 20 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another two confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,737 with no brought-in-dead cases for five 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).