Daily new Covid-19 cases drop to 6,709

PUTRAJAYA, 11 Oct 2021:

With today marking the lifting of most pandemic-related travel restrictions, another 6,709 persons had tested positive for Covid-19 and raising Malaysia’s tally to 2,346,303 cases.

There were five Malaysians among the six imported cases, with local transmissions made up of 6,454 citizens (96.3%) and 249  foreigners. Of this total, 144 persons (2.1%) had to be hospitalised.

With 10,833 discharges, total recoveries had reached 2,206,502 (94.0%) with active cases down by another 3,650 to 116,596 – made up of 92,513 (79.3%) in home quarantine, 15,578 (13.4%) at Covid-19 Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centres and 7,746 (6.6%) hospitalised.

At intensive care units, there are 702 confirmed Covid-19 patients (plus another 60 suspected) while 298 confirmed Covid-19 patients needed breathing aids (plus another 100 suspected).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 rose by another 64 confirmed cases yesterday to 27,329, inclusive of 14 more brought-in-dead to raise this tally to 5,514 – with reporting backlogged seven days from Oct 4.

There was an education cluster in Selangor (Jalan Ipoh-KL Serendah) among the nine reported today, together with two high-risk groups in Penang (Lorong Kapal Perai) and Selangor (Jalan Pekaka Lapan Petaling).

The four community clusters are in Johor (Jalan Tangkak Dua and Sri Jaya Tangkak), Kelantan (Lorong Binjai Manis Kota Bharu) and Pahang (Bukit Gabang Temerloh) while the remainder two workplace clusters are in Kelantan (Jalan Dato’ Hamid Pasir Mas) and Negeri Sembilan (Industri Batu Lima Seremban).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said Covid-19 vaccinations are still free and can be conducted at private health centres in the Klang Valley for those who had yet to receive an appointment or have yet to receive the second dose.

In a statement, the ministry said this programme is being carried out from today at 98 selected private health facilities registered under ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd – apart from government health clinics and hospitals.