Pre-Endemic day 237: Covid-19 new case reports surge to 3,537

PUTRAJAYA, 24 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports surged above the 3,000 mark again with the latest 24 hours under review seeing 3,537 people record positive tests – including seven imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,975,473 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (2,497) or fully vaccinated (722). Unvaccinated persons numbered 301, with 17 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,280) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (290), Sabah (254), Sarawak (220), Melaka (205), Kelantan (202), Kedah (200), Pahang (180), Perak (145), Penang (135), Negeri Sembilan (114), Putrajaya (107) and Terengganu (103), while double digits were charted in Johor (58) and Labuan (35). Only Perlis (9) reported in the single digit.

The 3,319 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,911,632 (98.7%) while active cases rose 210 to 27,213 – with 25,127 (92.3%) in home quarantine, 1,978 (7.3%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 101 Covid-19 patients, with 61 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added eight fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,628 – with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,795 casualties. The deaths involved four boosted persons, two fully vaccinated and two unvaccinated.