COVID-19: Daily Cases Drop, Five New Clusters Detected

12/08/2022 12:45 PM

By Melati Mohd Ariff

This is Bernama’s weekly roundup on COVID-19 and related matters in Malaysia and globally from Aug 6 to noon today.

In Malaysia, case numbers have exceeded 4.72 million and globally, the virus has infected more than 593 million people and caused over 6.44 million deaths. Some 565 million patients have so far recovered from the virus. The COVID-19 pandemic, which is now in its third year, has affected 228 countries and territories.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A total of 23,085 new daily cases were recorded during the week compiled by Bernama (Aug 6 to Aug 11), a slight drop from 24,214 cases during the same period (July 30 to Aug 4).

During the week, new daily cases stayed below 5,000 with the highest at 4,896 cases on Aug 10.

Yesterday (Aug 11), a total of 4,831 new daily cases were reported including six (6) imported cases. A total of 10 death cases among COVID-19 patients were reported, bringing total deaths for this week to 57 cases.

To date, cumulative death cases due to COVID-19 stood at 36,066 cases.


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According to COVIDNOW data from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), as of 11.59 pm yesterday, of 4,831 cases, two states recorded four digit cases namely Selangor (1,673) and Kuala Lumpur (1,012).

Nine (9) states recorded three digit cases namely: Sabah (360), Perak (356), Negeri Sembilan (316), Penang (210), Melaka (155), Johor (144), Putrajaya (141), Kedah (124) and Sarawak (115).

Two digit cases were reported in Pahang (79), Kelantan (75), Terengganu (46) and Labuan (19). Perlis reported one digit case (6).

 

Following are new daily COVID-19 cases during the week compiled by Bernama from Aug 6 to Aug 11:-

Aug 6 (4,684), Aug 7 (2,728), Aug 8 (2,863), Aug 9 (3,083), Aug 10 (4,896) and Aug 11 (4,831).

New daily COVID-19 cases during the week compiled by Bernama from July 30 to Aug 5:-

July 30 (4,271), July 31 (2,783), Aug 1 (3,213), Aug 2 (4,204), Aug 3 (5,330), Aug 4 (4,413) and Aug 5 (3,927).

Singapore continues to record high new daily COVID-19 cases during the week based on Worldometer data below:-

Aug 6 (5,633), Aug 7 (4,798), Aug 8 (3,541), Aug 9 (7,972), Aug 10 (2,298) and Aug 11 (7,776).

Meanwhile, a total of 3,362 recovered COVID-19 cases were reported as of 11.59 pm yesterday, bringing the cumulative figure to 4,642,078 cases.

 


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During the week compiled by Bernama, MOH has reported five (5) new clusters, that is one (1) on Aug 6 (high risk group – Perak), one (1) on Aug 9 (education – Perak) and three (3) on Aug 10 (high risk group 1 – Penang, education 1 - Kuala Lumpur and workplace 1 – Kuala Lumpur).

Overall, a total of 7,051 clusters were detected since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the nation more than two years ago and as of yesterday, 26 clusters were still active.

Data COVIDNOW KKM as of 11.59 pm yesterday showed a total of 44,044 cases (96.4 per cent) were quarantined at home out of 46,081 active cases reported.

 

A total of 33 (0.1 per cent) cases were at the COVID-19 Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC); 1,584 cases (3.4 per cent) at hospitals; 20 cases (0.0 per cent) at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) without respiratory assistance (ABP) and 40 cases (0.1 per cent) at the ICU with ABP.

 


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For the record, there are five categories of COVID-19 infections, namely:

Category 1 is for patients with no symptoms; Category 2 is for patients with mild symptoms; Category 3 is for patients with pneumonia; Category 4 is for patients who require supplemental oxygen; and Category 5 is for the critically ill and need to be on ventilator support at the ICU.

 

With a cumulative figure of 4,724,225 cases, Malaysia now stood at the 26th spot in the list of 228 countries/territories hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of Malaysia are the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) with 4,772,813 cases and Austria (4,809,558).

According to Worldometer, of the list of 228 nations, Japan recorded the highest new daily cases at 243,104 followed by South Korea (137,196) and the United States (79,145).

On COVID-19 fatalities, the US reported the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities with 1,061,346 cases.

 

COVID-19 SCENARIO IN MALAYSIA


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Recovered cases:-

Aug 6 (4,275), Aug 7 (3,856), Aug 8 (4,752), Aug 9 (4,229), Aug 10 (2,979) and Aug 11 (3,362).

* cumulative cases as of Aug 11 stood at 4,642,078.

 

Active cases with probable infection:-

Aug 6 (46,904), Aug 7 (45,770), Aug 8 (43,875), Aug 9 (42,717), Aug 10 (44,622) and Aug 11 (46,081).

 

Breakdown of new daily cases (4,831) :-

*state-by-state as of 11.59 pm yesterday)

*(+imported cases)


Status Terkini COVID-19 Malaysia. Kes Baharu mengikut Negeri. Sumber: KKM

Four digit - Selangor 1,673 (+0) and Kuala Lumpur 1,012 (+0)

Three digit - Sabah 360 (+0), Perak 352 (+4), Negeri Sembilan 316 (+0), Penang 210 (+0), Melaka 155 (+0), Johor 143 (+1), Putrajaya 141 (+0), Kedah 124 (+0) and Sarawak 114 (+1).

Two digit - Pahang 79 (+0), Kelantan 75(+0), Terengganu 46 (+0) and Labuan 19 (+0).

One digit - Perlis 6 (+0).

 

New record cases, imported cases, local transmission:

Aug 6 - New cases 4,684; Cumulative cases 4,705,824; Imported cases 5;

Aug 7 - New cases 2,728; Cumulative cases 4,708.552; Imported cases 2;

Aug 8 - Imported cases 2,863; Cumulative cases 4,711,415; Imported cases 2;

Aug 9 - New cases 3,083; Cumulative cases 4,714,498; Imported cases 3;

Aug 10 - New cases 4,896; Cumulative cases 4,719,394; Imported cases 2;

Aug 11 - New cases 4,831; Cumulative cases 4,724,225; Imported cases 6.

 

Breakdown of new clusters is as follows:-

Aug 6 - 1 (high risk 1)

Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan (Kinta, Perak) cluster - 11 cases

Aug 7 - no cluster

Aug 8 - no cluster

Aug 9 - 1 (education 1)

Kota Gopeng 4 (Kampar, Perak) cluster - 12 cases

Aug 10 - 3 (high risk group 1, education 1 and workplace 1)

Merbau Kudung cluster - high risk (Seberang Perai Utara, Penang) - 18 cases

Taman Bukit Pantai 2 cluster - education (Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur) - 23 cases

Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra cluster -workplace (Titiwangsa, Cheras - Kuala Lumpur) - 12

Aug 11 - no cluster

Overall, MOH has detected 7,051 clusters since the COVID-19 struck the nation more than two years ago. As of yesterday (Aug 11), 26 clusters were still active.

 

The daily breakdown in fatalities is as follows:-

*BID = Brought-in-Dead are cases outside the hospital and those brought to the hospital's forensic department; positive COVID-19 cases after PT PCR tests conducted.

Aug 6 - 11 (BID 1), Aug 7 - 6 (BID 0), Aug 8 - 6 (BID 1), Aug 9 - 12 (BID 3), Aug 10 - 12 (BID 6) and Aug 11 - 10 (BID 2).

* As of yesterday, Malaysia’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 36,066 cases.

 

GLOBAL COVID-19 STATISTICS


Statistik Terkini COVID-19 di Seluruh Dunia dan Ringkasan Kes COVID-19 di Malaysia. worldometers.info/coronavirus

According to Worldometer, COVID-19 cases globally to date stood at 593,104,840 cases compared to 587,548,610 cases during the previous week with 6,448,316 fatalities (6,433,486 previously). A total of 565,011,164 recovered cases were reported from 557,959,613 the previous week.

Some 228 countries are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and those in the top 10 of the list are the US, India, France, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK), Italy, South Korea, Russia and Turkiye.

The breakdown of the top 10 nations (+ new record daily cases) is as follows:-

US 84,479,779 (+79,145)

India 44,220,444 (+13,448)

France 34,169,281 (+24,312)

Brazil 34,124,579 (+27,644)

Germany 31,439,645 (+no information)

UK 23,420,826 (+no information)

Italy 21,428,602 (+28,423)

South Korea 20,983,169 (+137,196)

Russia 18,796,472 (+25,815)

Turkiye 16,295,817 (+no information)

 

In Southeast Asia, besides Malaysia, other countries that have joined the list of 127 countries with over 100,000 COVID-19 cases are Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei.

Vietnam in the 13th spot 13 - 11,360,348 (+2,637)

Indonesia in the 20th spot - 6,267,137 (+5,532)

Malaysia in the 26th spot - 4,724,225 (+4,831)

Thailand in the 28th spot - 4,614,057 (+2,316)

Philippines in the 38th spot - 3,818,480 (+4,533)

Singapore in the 47th spot - 1,781,162 (+7,776)

Myanmar in the 84th spot - 614,297 (+21)

Brunei in the 112th spot 112 - 215,283 (+no information)

Laos in the 113th spot - 212,124 (+97)

Cambodia in the125th spot - 137,138 (+21)

 

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COVID-19 BACKGROUND

-- The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s China country office was informed of cases of pneumonia that were detected in Wuhan on Dec 31, 2019. On Jan 7, 2020 the Chinese authorities confirmed that the newly detected novel coronavirus can be transmitted from human to human.

-- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-COV).

-- A study of the virus’ genetic sequence suggested similarities to that seen in snakes and bats. China health officials identified the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan as the source of the transmission of the coronavirus.

-- On Feb 11, 2020, WHO announced the official name of the virus, COVID-19, which is an acronym for coronavirus 2019 – CO stands for corona, VI for virus and D for disease.

-- On Jan 30, 2020, WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global emergency and on March 11, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

-- WHO has described the COVID-19 outbreak as much more dangerous than the A H1N1 Influenza, also known as Swine Flu.

-- Swine Flu, which occurred between January 2009 and August 2010, infected more than 1.6 million people and caused 18,449 fatalities. It was first detected in Mexico and later in the United States in March 2009.

-- COVID-19 was detected in Malaysia on Jan 25, 2020, when three Chinese citizens, who had entered Malaysia through Johore from Singapore on Jan 23, were tested positive for the disease.

-- New variants of the COVID-19 coronavirus have since emerged in the United Kingdom (identified as B117) in September 2020, South Africa (501Y.V2) in October 2020 and India (B.1.617), also in October 2020.

-- Cumulatively, Malaysia's COVID-19 cases have breached the one million mark as on July 25, with 1,013,438 cases. The first time daily cases reached the five-digit level was on July 13 with 11,079 cases.

-- WHO on Nov 26 designated a new variant of COVID-19, named Omicron, a variant of concern. It was first detected in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

-- Scientists at the IHU have detected a new variant named B.1.640.2 at end-November last year, with 46 mutations on its spike protein and nicknamed it IHU.

-- Meanwhile, Israel has confirmed its first case of an individual infected with 'Flurona', a term coined to describe the condition of being infected with COVID-19 and the seasonal flu simultaneously. (Jan 2, 2022).

-- April 1, 2022 – Malaysia enters the transition to endemic phase of COVID-19 as an exit strategy that allows Malaysians to return to normalcy after almost two years of battling COVID-19.

-- May 1, 2022 – On April 27, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced the easing of several restrictions, which include the lifting of the requirement for check-ins on MySejahtera effective May 1.

 

Translated by Salbiah Said

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