Pre-Endemic day 214: Another 9 deaths as Covid-19 new daily case reports dip below 3,000

PUTRAJAYA, 1 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports dipped below the 3,000 mark after three straight days as the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,913 persons recording positive tests – with seven imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,902,964 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,131) or fully vaccinated (528). Unvaccinated persons numbered 240, with 14 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,153) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (611), Perak (199), Negeri Sembilan (155), Penang (140), Sabah (134), Kelantan (116) and Kedah (100), while double digits were charted in Putrajaya (63), Johor (59), Melaka (57), Pahang (43), Terengganu (43) and Sarawak (37). Single digit new cases were recorded in Perlis (2) and Labuan (1).

The 2,833 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,835,053 (98.6%) while active cases rose 71 to 31,436 – with 29,973 (95.3%) in home quarantine, 1,407 (4.5%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units fell to 56 Covid-19 patients, with 34 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added nine more fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,475 – with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,762 casualties. The deaths involved five boosted persons, three fully vaccinated and one unvaccinated.