Pre-Endemic day 252: Covid-19 new daily case reports at 1,616

PUTRAJAYA, 9 Dec 2022:

Malaysia’s Covid-19 new daily case reports are steady as the latest 24 hours under review saw 1,616 persons recording positive tests – with an imported case – to raise the nation’s tally to 5,006,855 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (1,074) or fully vaccinated (355). Unvaccinated persons numbered 178, with nine partially vaccinated.

Selangor (474) reported the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (154), Sarawak (145), Penang (130) and Kedah (104), while double digits were charted in Melaka (96), Negeri Sembilan (83), Sabah (82), Perak (77), Putrajaya (75), Kelantan (51), Pahang (44), Terengganu (42), Johor (30), Labuan (19) and Perlis (10).

The 2,145 discharges outpaced new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,948,640 (98.8%) while active cases fell 533 to 21,473 – with 20,068 (93.5%) in home quarantine, 1,324 (6.2%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to 81 Covid-19 patients, with 58 needing breathing aids.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid-19 added four fatalities to raise the death toll to 36,742 – with another brought-in-dead case raising this subtotal to 7,827 casualties. The deaths involved a boosted person, one fully vaccinated and two unvaccinated.