Pre-Endemic day 220: Covid-19 new daily case reports dip to 3,913

PUTRAJAYA, 7 Nov 2022:

After staying above the 4,000 mark for three days straight, Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports during the latest 24 hours under review saw a dip to 3,913 persons recording positive tests – with four imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,927,451 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,800) or fully vaccinated (785). Unvaccinated persons numbered 308, with 20 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,731) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (739), Sabah (274), Negeri Sembilan (211), Penang (207), Perak (189), Kedah (122) and Melaka (122), while double digits were charted in Pahang (80), Kelantan (48), Sarawak (48), Putrajaya (47), Johor (45) and Terengganu (43). Single digit new cases were recorded in Labuan (4) and Perlis (3).

The 3,774 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,854,248 (98.5%) while active cases rose 134 to 36,716 – with 35,039 (95.4%) in home quarantine, 1,610 (4.4%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 67 Covid-19 patients, with 50 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added five fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,487 – with another two brought-in-dead cases to raise this subtotal to 7,765 casualties. The deaths involved two boosted persons, another two fully vaccinated and one unvaccinated.