Pre-Endemic day 234: Covid-19 new daily case reports drop to 1,633

PUTRAJAYA, 21 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports dropped below the 2,000 mark after after a week of rises as the latest 24 hours under review saw 1,633 people recording positive tests – all local cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,967,299 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (1,116) or fully vaccinated (287). Unvaccinated persons numbered 223, with seven partially vaccinated.

Selangor (562) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Penang (148), Sabah (133), Kuala Lumpur (131) and Melaka (127), while double digits were charted in Kedah (99), Negeri Sembilan (80), Perak (65), Pahang (53), Sarawak (51), Johor (50), Terengganu (49), Kelantan (41) and Putrajaya (31). Only Perlis (3) and Labuan (2) reported in the single digits.

The 1,989 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,903,906 (98.7%) while active cases fell 358 to 26,798 – with 24,847 (92.7%) in home quarantine, 1,857 (6.9%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units steadied at 94 Covid-19 patients, with 55 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added two fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,595 – with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 7,783 casualties. The deaths involved one boosted person and one fully vaccinated.