Pre-Endemic day 231: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 3,457

PUTRAJAYA, 18 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports stayed above the 3,000 mark as the latest 24 hours under review saw 3,457 people recording positive tests – with two imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,960,179 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,388) or fully vaccinated (768). Unvaccinated persons numbered 278, with 23 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,187) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (322), Sabah (266), Melaka (262), Penang (216), Kedah (171), Pahang (159), Sarawak (158), Negeri Sembilan (146), Perak (139), Putrajaya (131) and Kelantan (124), while double digits were charted in Terengganu (77) and Labuan (16). Only Perlis (4) reported in the single digit.

The 3,736 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,895,719 (98.7%) while active cases fell 288 to 27,877 – with 25,818 (92.6%) in home quarantine, 1,970 (7.1%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 89 Covid-19 patients, with 46 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added nine fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,583 – with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 7,780 casualties. The deaths involved seven boosted persons and two fully vaccinated.