Pre-Endemic day 217: No deaths as Covid-19 new daily case reports spike to 4,711

PUTRAJAYA, 4 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports have spiked past 4,000 as the latest 24 hours under review saw 4,711 persons recording positive tests – with seven imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,914,557 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (3,505) or fully vaccinated (891). Unvaccinated persons numbered 300, with 15 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,609) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,168), Perak (391), Negeri Sembilan (299), Penang (232), Sabah (215), Melaka (149), Kedah (135), Kelantan (128) and Putrajaya (111), while double digits were charted in Pahang (79), Sarawak (75), Johor (60), Terengganu (41) and Labuan (14). Single digit new cases were recorded in Perlis (5).

The 3,120 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,843,468 (98.6%) while active cases rose 1,591 to 34,609 – with 32,956 (95.2%) in home quarantine, 1,586 (4.6%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 67 Covid-19 patients, with 47 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 paused with the death toll at 36,480 and brought-in-dead cases subtotal at 7,763 casualties.