Pre-Endemic day 232: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 3,037

PUTRAJAYA, 19 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports stayed above the 3,000 mark for the third straight day as the latest 24 hours under review saw 3,037 people recording positive tests – with three imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,963,216 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,031) or fully vaccinated (671). Unvaccinated persons numbered 317, with 18 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,237) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Sabah (205), Melaka (200), Penang (186), Kuala Lumpur (185), Kedah (158), Negeri Sembilan (152), Putrajaya (122), Perak (117), Sarawak (114) and Kelantan (109), while double digits were charted in Pahang (94), Terengganu (71), Johor (62) and Labuan (16). Only Perlis (9) reported in the single digit.

The 3,198 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,898,917 (98.7%) while active cases fell 166 to 27,711 – with 25,737 (92.9%) in home quarantine, 1,868 (6.7%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units surged to 106 Covid-19 patients, with 63 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added five fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,588 – with another two brought-in-dead cases raising this subtotal to 7,782 casualties. The deaths involved four fully vaccinated persons and one unvaccinated.