MCO day 541: The 24,855 recoveries outpaced 19,307 new daily Covid-19 cases; 323 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 9 Sept 2021:

The trend of recoveries outpacing new cases continued for the 9th straight day with 24,855 discharges being far higher than the 19,307 daily additions to Covid-19 infections, which brought Malaysia’s tally to 1,919,774 cases.

There was another piece of good news as 50.5% of Malaysia’s population or 16,492,295 persons have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday. For adults aged 18 and older, the ratio was even higher at 70.5% having been fully vaccinated while 89.5% had received their first jabs.

The Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply also announced 20,943,582 individuals, or 64.1% of the total population have received at least one dose of the vaccine – meaning 37,392,241 doses of the vaccine had been administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme so far.

As for today, leading the eight states with 4-figure new cases was Sarawak (3,118), followed by Selangor (2,700), Sabah (2,298), Penang (2,243), Johor (2,032), Kelantan (1,438), Kedah (1,355) and Perak (1,341).

Triple digits were recorded in Terengganu (910), Pahang (661), Kuala Lumpur (513), Melaka (340), Negeri Sembilan (207) and for the first time ever, Perlis (108).

Fewest new Covid-19 cases were reported in Labuan (15) and Putrajaya (28).

There were two Malaysians among the six imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 17,125 citizens (88.7%) and 2,176 foreigners. The bulk of new cases – at 19,005 persons (98.4%) – were either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms while 302 persons (1.6%) were hospitalised.

The 24,855 discharged brought total recoveries to 1,657,486 as active cases fell to 242,802 with 967 confirmed patients at intensive care units (plus another 343 suspected cases) and 464 confirmed patients needing breathing aids (plus another 273 suspected cases).

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added another 323 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 19,486 – with casualties in Selangor (76), Johor (49), Penang (47), Kedah (44), Kuala Lumpur (22), Sabah (22), Melaka (17), Kelantan (11), Negeri Sembilan (10), Sarawak (9), Perak (5), Terengganu (5), Pahang (4) and Perlis (2). Sadly, 55 were brought in dead.