Pre-Endemic day 230: Covid-19 new case reports surge to 3,304

PUTRAJAYA, 17 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports have risen again past the 3,000 mark as the latest 24 hours under review saw 3,304 people recording positive tests – with four imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,956,722 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,243) or fully vaccinated (808). Unvaccinated persons numbered 241, with 12 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,197) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kedah (276), Kuala Lumpur (233), Sabah (221), Kelantan (195), Sarawak (192), Penang (173), Melaka (163), Putrajaya (147), Perak (138) and Pahang (126), while double digits were charted in Terengganu (76), Negeri Sembilan (75), Johor (52), Labuan (20) and Perlis (20).

The 3,045 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,891,983 (98.7%) while active cases rose 251 to 28,165 – with 26,130 (92.8%) in home quarantine, 1,945 (6.8%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 90 Covid-19 patients, with 49 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added eight fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,574 – with another three brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,780 casualties. The deaths involved two boosted persons, three fully vaccinated and three unvaccinated.