Pre-Endemic day 229: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 2,852 & 12 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 16 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports have risen again after dipping to 1,749 persons the day before as the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,852 people recording positive tests – with three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,953,418 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (1,951) or fully vaccinated (649). Unvaccinated persons numbered 235, with 17 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (936) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (316), Sabah (212), Melaka (190), Kedah (183), Kelantan (174), Putrajaya (169), Sarawak (142) and Perak (104), while double digits were charted in Penang (92), Pahang (82), Negeri Sembilan (81), Johor (78), Terengganu (77) and Labuan (13). Single digit new cases were recorded only in Perlis (3).

The 3,710 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,888,938 (98.7%) while active cases fell 870 to 27,914 – with 25,969 (93%) in home quarantine, 1,848 (6.6%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 97 Covid-19 patients, with 57 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added 12 fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,566 – with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 7,777 casualties. The deaths involved six boosted persons, three fully vaccinated and three unvaccinated.