Two Covid-19 education clusters among six new ones reported

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, on Sunday, clocked 22,535 new Covid-19 cases, mostly comprising mild infections.


Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, critical cases involving Categories Three, Four and Five infections made up less than one per cent of the cases reported yesterday (185 cases).

Most of the new cases fell under Category Two infections (13,713 cases), followed by Category One (8,637 cases), Category Three (72 cases), Category Four (63 cases) and Category Five (50 cases).

Almost half of the 185 critical cases logged on Sunday involved fully-vaccinated individuals without boosters (88 cases), followed by individuals who have received their booster shots (58 cases), as well as unvaccinated or those without full vaccinations (39 cases).

Dr Noor Hisham said, 109 critical cases on Sunday were aged above 60 years-old while 53 of them had comorbidities.

Meanwhile, daily admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals have been declining steadily since Friday. On Sunday, 1,757 Covid-19 patients were admitted compared to 2,135 admissions registered on Friday.

Most of the patients admitted to hospital on Sunday were Categories One and Two cases (1,036) and the rest were critical (721).

Dr Noor Hisham said, the country currently has 384 Covid-19 cases receiving treatment at Intensive Care Units (ICU), including 222 patients coping on ventilator support.

As of Sunday, the ICU bed occupancy rate in six states soared past 50 per cent. All ICU beds in Putrajaya were full, followed by Kelantan (75 per cent), Johor and Kuala Lumpur (73 per cent), Selangor (58 per cent) and Perlis (55 per cent).


More than half of the non-ICU beds in 12 states were occupied on Sunday.

These include Selangor (108 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (98 per cent), Putrajaya (92 per cent), Terengganu (91 per cent), Perak (89 per cent), Perlis (88 per cent), Sarawak (81 per cent), Melaka (80 per cent), Kelantan (76 per cent), Johor (61 per cent), Penang (60 per cent) and Pahang (57 per cent).

According to the CovidNow portal, 87 individuals succumbed to the virus on Sunday, including 25 brought-in-dead (BID) cases. So far, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 33,807 lives since it gripped the country in March 2020.

The Health Ministry also identified six new clusters on Sunday. These include two education clusters, two workplace clusters and two high-risk group clusters.

On Sunday, 25,356 people recovered from their Covid-19 infections, pushing the country’s recovery tally to 3,468,888.

Meanwhile, Sarawak registered the highest Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) value in the country at 1.26 on Sunday. Only four states, namely Kelantan, Perlis, Labuan and Sabah, reported an Rt value below 1. The national Rt value stood at 0.97.

Malaysia, up to Sunday, had 320,876 active cases and 389 active clusters.-NST