More Covid-19 recoveries than new infections yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: There were more Covid-19 recoveries as opposed to new infections recorded nationwide yesterday.

Based on data from the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal, there were 1,836 Covid-19 patients who fully recovered and 1,469 new cases reported nationwide.

This brings the latest cumulative number of recoveries to 4,416,982 cases, so far.

The portal also showed there were three new deaths among Covid-19 patients yesterday, one each in Kedah, Perlis and Melaka.

Of the three deaths, only one involved an inpatient, while the Perlis and Melaka incidents were both Covid-19 Brought-in-Dead (BID) patients.

This latest death brings the total cumulative figure in the country to 35,623.

Malaysia so far has a cumulative total of 4,481,278 positive infections since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Data showed more than 99 percent or 1,466 of the new cases reported yesterday were locally transmitted while only three were imported.

Based on statistics provided in the portal, there are still 30,509 active cases in the country, with 95.9 per cent of them on home quarantine and 20 more warded in quarantine and treatment centres nationwide.

There are also 1,182 patients or 3.9 per cent currently admitted in hospitals, of which 36 are in the intensive care units.

Out of the 36 in ICUs, 17 patients are using ventilators.

Meanwhile on the national vaccination programme, the portal showed that Klang Valley led with 99.1 per cent of its population vaccinated.

Second on the list is Penang with 90.1 per cent, followed by Negeri Sembilan with 88.4 per cent.

The portal also showed that more than 82.5 per cent of the country's population have at least received their first vaccine, if not both.

Kelantan and Sabah are the only two states that recorded lowest vaccine inoculations below 70 per cent.

To date only 62.6 per cent of those in Kelantan are vaccinated while Sabah is at 64.7 per cent.

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