Pre-Endemic day 83: Covid-19 new daily cases rise to 2,425

PUTRAJAYA, 23 June 2022:

After dipping below the 2,000 mark yesterday, the latest 24 hours under review saw the daily Covid-19 new case reports rise to 2,425 – with eight imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,547,051 infections.

The Klang Valley charted about two-third of the new case reports with Selangor (1,055) still reporting the highest daily number, ahead of Kuala Lumpur (515) and Negeri Sembilan (87).

High numbers were also charted in Penang (148), Sabah (125) and Perak (113) while double digits were recorded in Putrajaya (64), Sarawak (64), Johor (59), Melaka (57), Kedah (54), Pahang (33), Kelantan (27) and Terengganu (17). Single digits were recorded in Perlis (6) and Labuan (1).

The 1,550 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,4784,284 (98.6%) while active cases rose 871 to 27,026 – with 25,972 (96.1%) in home quarantine, just four at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) and 1,020 (4%) hospitalised.

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 30 Covid-19 patients, with 16 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another four confirmed fatalities to raise the death toll to 35,741 with another brought-in-dead case – after none for five days straight – bringing this subtotal to 7,580 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).