Pre-Endemic day 343: Covid19 new daily case reports at 279

PUTRAJAYA, 10 March 2023:

Malaysia Covid19 daily new case reports during the latest 24 hours under review rose to 279 persons recording positive tests – with six imported cases – to raise the nation’s tally to 5,044,718 infections.

Worryingly, most of the new infections are among those who had already received boosted vaccinations (203) or fully vaccinated (46) while unvaccinated persons numbered 29 and one partially vaccinated.

Selangor (97) reported the most new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (64), Johor (17), Melaka (17), Perak (14), Putrajaya (11) and Terengganu (11) . Single digits were recorded in Negeri Sembilan (9), Penang (9), Sarawak (9), Kedah (7), Pahang (6), Kelantan (3), Labuan (3), Sabah (2) and Perlis reported none.

The 236 discharges were outpaced by new cases as total recoveries rose to 4,998,455 (99%) while active cases rose 43 to 9,296 – with 8,964 (96.4%) in home quarantine, 327 (3.5%) hospitalised and none at Low-Risk Covid19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

Numbers at intensive care units dipped to five Covid19 patients, with one needing the breathing aid.

The grim statistic of lives lost to Covid19 paused to keep the death toll at 36,967 – with the brought-in-dead case subtotal staying at 7,877 casualties.