Covid-19: Active cases in Msia on downward trend

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Covid-19 active cases have been on a downward trend since June 3 which saw a drop in numbers by the hundreds a day.

The Health Ministry's CovidNow portal reported that as of yesterday (June 7), there were 21,202 active cases, which was a reduction of 428 cases from 21,630 logged a day before.

On June 5, cases lowered to 22,183 from 22,447 on June 4 and 23,046 on June 3.

Of yesterday's 21,202 active cases, 95. 5 per cent or 20,239 are those serving home quarantine; 918 or 4.3 per cent are hospitalised while 20 others or 0.1 per cent are placed at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC).

There are 25 cases or 0.2 per cent, which are either put on ventilators or otherwise in the intensive care units.

Most hospital admissions took place in the Klang Valley with 153 cases, followed by Johor with 84 and 56 admissions in Sabah.

Data on the portal showed there were 1,547 recoveries yesterday while nine deaths were reported with four of the fatalities were brought-in-dead (BID) cases and two of the BID cases were in Kedah, one each in Melaka and Kuala Lumpur, raising the fatalities to 35,699.

On new cases, Malaysia logged 1,1,28 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, pushing the cumulative caseloads to 4,517,447 since the pandemic struck the country in 2020.

Selangor has the highest cases with 598 followed by Kuala Lumpur with 170 and Penang with 78, according to the ministry's Github data repository.

The portal also shared that 68.5 per cent or 16,109,012 of the adult population had received their Covid-19 booster doses.

A total of 97.7 per cent or 22,983,258 adults have been fully vaccinated while 98.9 per cent or 23,260,152 have received one dose of the vaccine.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, 93.7 per cent or 2,913,983 are fully immunised while 96.7 per cent or 3,008,534 have received one vaccine shot.

For children aged five to 11, 34 per cent or 1,206,179 have received both doses of the vaccines while 48.9 per cent or 1,733,566 have one dose.

No booster doses are offered to the adolescents and children population.

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