Pre-Endemic day 233: Covid-19 new case reports dip to 2,450

PUTRAJAYA, 20 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports dipped the 3,000 mark after three straight days as the latest 24 hours under review saw 2,450 people recording positive tests – all local cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,965,666 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (1,789) or fully vaccinated (458). Unvaccinated persons numbered 194, with nine partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,099) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Sabah (218), Kuala Lumpur (192), Melaka (171), Penang (136) and Perak (101), while double digits were charted in Putrajaya (88), Kedah (85), Pahang (71), Sarawak (70), Terengganu (59), Kelantan (51), Negeri Sembilan (50) and Johor (47). Only Labuan (6) and Perlis (6) reported in the single digits.

The 3,000 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,901,917 (98.7%) while active cases fell 555 to 27,156 – with 25,217 (92.9%) in home quarantine, 1,848 (6.8%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 91 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 36,593 – with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,783 casualties. The deaths involved four boosted persons and one unvaccinated.