Five new Covid-19 deaths, including two BID cases yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 1,591 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, including five imported ones, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,513,631.

Data on the Health Ministry's CovidNow data-sharing site showed 1,586 of the new cases were locally transmitted and the remaining five were imported involving travellers who entered the country.

Yesterday, the nation also saw 2,185 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to date to 4,455,498.

Five new deaths, including two brought-in-dead cases were reported, while there were still 21,848 active cases in the country.

A bulk of new cases are from the Klang Valley with 1,085, comprising Selangor (756,) Kuala Lumpur (297), and Putrajaya (32).

Penang recorded 110 new cases, Perak, 92; Negri Sembilan 79; Sabah 55; Melaka 44; Johor 33; Putrajaya 32; Kedah 31; Sarawak 25; Terengganu seven; Perlis five; Kelantan four; and Labuan two.

A total 23,152 individuals in the country are infected with Covid-19.

A majority of the cases are undergoing home quarantine with 21,480; while 922 are treated at hospitals, 27 warded at intensive care units (ICU) and 18 at Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centres.

The Health Ministry, so far, has administered more than 70,981,503 vaccines since the Covid-19 virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This figure includes those who have been fully vaccinated, vaccinated with at least one shot and those who have got their boosters.

Yesterday, a total 7,512 vaccines were administered, of which, 3,648 were recipients living in the Klang Valley.

Data provided by the site showed Covid-19 has claimed 35,686 lives since March 2020.

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