Pre-Endemic day 215: Covid-19 new daily case reports stay just below 3,000

PUTRAJAYA, 2 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports stayed below the 3,000 mark for the second straight day as the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,913 persons recording positive tests – with 11 imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,905,877 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,077) or fully vaccinated (558). Unvaccinated persons numbered 265, with 13 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (997) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (709), Perak (201), Sabah (199), Negeri Sembilan (124), Melaka (111) and Penang (109), while double digits were charted in Kedah (89), Kelantan (87), Johor (69), Pahang (69), Putrajaya (49), Sarawak (48) and Terengganu (44). Single digit new cases were recorded in Labuan (6) and Perlis (2).

The 2,599 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,837,652 (98.6%) while active cases rose 311 to 31,747 – with 30,257 (95.3%) in home quarantine, 1,430 (4.5%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 60 Covid-19 patients, with 43 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added three more fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,478 – with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,763 casualties. The deaths involved one boosted person, another fully vaccinated and one unvaccinated.