Pre-Endemic day 240: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 2,898

PUTRAJAYA, 27 Nov 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports dipped below the 3,000 mark with the latest 24 hours under review seeing 2,898 people record positive tests – including two imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 4,984,272 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (1,920) or fully vaccinated (651). Unvaccinated persons numbered 312, with 15 partially vaccinated.

Selangor (1,230) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Sabah (210), Kuala Lumpur (206), Melaka (197), Sarawak (176), Perak (153), Penang (120), Kedah (109), Pahang (106) and Negeri Sembilan (102), while double digits were charted in Terengganu (77), Kelantan (66), Johor (47) and Labuan (18). Only Perlis (9) reported in the single digit.

The 2,789 discharges were just outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,920,616 (98.7%) while active cases rose 105 to 27,008 – with 24,924 (92.3%) in home quarantine, 1,973 (7.3%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units rose to 97 Covid-19 patients, with 57 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added four fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,648 – with no brought-in-dead cases keeping this subtotal at 7,798 casualties. The deaths involved a boosted person, two fully vaccinated and one unvaccinated.