Six new Covid-19 deaths, 1,518 infections yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 1,518 new Covid-19 infections and six deaths, including three brought-in-cases on Wednesday.

Data on CovidNow showed that of the new cases, only one was imported while the remaining 1,517 were domestically transmitted.

The new cases involve 1,211 adults aged 18 to 59 years; 142 senior citizens aged 60 and above; 70 adolescents aged 12 to 17; 52 children between 0 and four years; and 42 children aged 5 to 11.

A total 4,518,965 individuals in the country have been infected with coronavirus since the pandemic began.

Of the number, 4,461,671 recovered, 35,705 succumbed to the virus while 21,589 are infected.

Currently, 20,599 cases are undergoing home quarantine, 941 are hospitalised, 23 are treated at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) and 26 are receiving treatment at intensive care units (ICU) of which 14 are ventilated.

Yesterday, 470 Covid-19 cases were admitted to hospitals, while Covid-19 bed and ICU utilisation rates stood at 12.7 per cent and 5.8 per cent respectively.

Overall, 65.4 per cent of hospital beds are utilised, 59 per cent ICU beds are used, 15.2 per cent of PKRC beds are occupied and 37.9 per cent of ventilators are being used nationwide.

Meanwhile, 34.1 per cent of children aged 5 to 11-years-old or 1,209,674 children, have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.

A total 1,733,640 from the same group have at least taken one dose of the Pfizer or Sinovac vaccine as of June 8.

Yesterday, 288 children received their first dose while 3,058 took their second dose.

Also, 93.6 per cent of adolescents aged 12 to 17-years-old (2,913,547) and 97.7 per cent of the adults (22,985,038) in the country are fully vaccinated while 68.5 per cent of those 18-years-old and above (16,110,983) have been boosted.

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