Covid-19 Watch: 4,503 new cases, ten deaths reported, says Health Ministry

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 4,503 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (July 27), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,664,213 since the pandemic began.

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The Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal reported that 4,497 of Wednesday’s new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions, while there were 6 imported infections.

The portal also reported that there were 3,847 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 to 4,581,365 since the pandemic began.

There are currently 46,906 active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, with 96.6%, or 45,318 individuals, observing home quarantine and 24 patients, or 0.1%, being attended to at quarantine and treatment centres throughout the country.

A total of 1,505 Covid-19 patients, or 3.2% of Wednesday’s active infections, have been hospitalised, with 59 cases being treated at intensive care units (ICU).

Of the patients in ICU, 29 are unventilated whole 30 require ventilator support.

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Malaysia’s overall ICU utilisation rate stood at 62.0%, with Covid-19 patients accounting for 15.8% of the ICU utilisation rate.

According to the Health Ministry’s GitHub data repository, Malaysia recorded 10 deaths due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, including four classified as “brought-in-dead” (BID).

This brings the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Malaysia to 35,942 since the pandemic began.

Five of Wednesday’s Covid-19 deaths were reported in Perak and another three in Selangor while Penang and Pahang recorded one fatality each.-The Star


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