Covid-19: 2,863 new cases, six deaths yesterday

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported another 2,863 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative caseload to 4,711,415.

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Based on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, 2,861 of the fresh infections were local transmissions while another two were imported.

Selangor had the most cases with 900 new infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 590 and 245 in Sabah.

For other states, Perak reported 193 new cases, Kedah with 130, Negri Sembilan (125), Johor (116), Melaka (115), Penang (106), Kelantan (98), Sarawak (69), Putrajaya (68) and Terengganu (58) and Pahang (42).

Perlis and Labuan each had four new infections.

Another six Covid-19 related deaths were reported yesterday, including one brought-in-dead (BID), taking the fatality tally to 36,032.

The Health Ministry also logged 4,752 patients who had recovered as of Monday (Aug 8), surpassing the number of fresh cases.

On the number of active cases nationwide, it stood at 43,875 with 41,996 of them placed under home quarantine; 1,790 patients were hospitalised with 38 were ventilated and treated in the intensive care units (ICU) and another 17 not ventilated.

The remaining 34 patients had been placed at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

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The utilisation rate of hospital beds nationwide for Covid-19 treatment purposes stood at 72.1 per cent, followed by ICUs at 62.7 per cent, 40.8 per cent for ventilators and 23.1 per cent for PKRCs.

On vaccination progress, 1,511,960 children aged five to 11 had been fully vaccinated under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

According to the portal, 1,769,881 children had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total 2,880,085 had received two doses of vaccination and 2,957,010 had received at least one dose.

On the second Covid-19 booster shot, 392,489 (1.2 per cent) of the total population had received it as of Monday.

Second dose booster shot recipients were 5.2 per cent of those aged between 70 and 79; 4.4 per cent aged 80 and above; 4.2 per cent aged 60 to 69 and 2.1 per cent aged 50 to 59.

Those who had received their first booster dose totalled 16,195403 (49.6 per cent).

The portal also shared that 61.2 per cent of the Pfizer vaccines had been administered, followed by Sinovac at 29.9 per cent; 7.9 per cent of AstraZeneca and 0.3 per cent of Cansino since the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme began in February 2021.-NST


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