18 Covid-19 deaths yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 18 Covid-19 deaths yesterday, including five brought-in-dead (BID) cases, according to the Health Ministry's CovidNow website.

The death toll is now at 35,381, including 7,473 BID cases.

CovidNow reported eight deaths per million people in Malaysia in the past two weeks, with Perlis being the highest at 20 deaths per million people.

There are currently 117,785 active cases in the country, of which 114,854 or 97.5 per cent are placed under home quarantine, 366 at Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centres (0.3 per cent); and 2,411 others (two per cent) hospitalised.

There were 293 hospital admissions of Covid-19 cases in the Klang Valley yesterday, with the hospital bed utilisation rate currently at 58.6 per cent.

Selangor recorded the highest number of daily hospital admissions at 240 (bed utilisation rate in the state is currently at 65.7 per cent), while Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya registered 31 and 22 new admissions, respectively.

Other states and federal territories also reported new hospital admissions of Covid-19 patients yesterday, namely, Johor, 119; Kedah, 37; Kelantan, 24; Melaka, 12; Negri Sembilan, 18; Pahang, 30; Perak, 54; Perlis, 13; Penang, 22; Sabah, 61; Sarawak, 57; and Terengganu, 13.

Meanwhile, there were no new Covid-19 admissions in Labuan yesterday.

On Covid-19 vaccination, a total 1,380,661 or 38.9 per cent children aged 5 to 11 in Malaysia have received the first Covid-19 vaccine dose under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

Meanwhile, 270,282 children have received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose.

A total 2,867,600 adolescents aged 12 to 17 (92.2 per cent) have received two doses and 2,969,812 children in the age group or 95.5 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The portal also reported a total 15,959,507 adults have received their booster dose as of yesterday.

A total 22,959,889 adults (97.6 per cent) have received two Covid-19 vaccine doses, while 98.8 per cent or 23,236,544 individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Yesterday, a total 58,078 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered, with 8,554 of them being the first dose, 41,430 second and 8,094 booster doses, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme to 69,431,570.

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