Covid cases pass 2,000 mark for the first time since May 25

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 2,166 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, breaching the 2,000 mark for the first time since May 25.

As of June 10, a total of 4,523,018 individuals in the country had been infected with Covid-19 since the pandemic struck the nation in 2020.

Yesterday, 1,488 people recovered from the infection, pushing the recovery toll from the coronavirus to 4,464,558.

Meanwhile, one brought-in-dead case was registered in Negri Sembilan, with the overall death toll from Covid-19 now standing at 35,709.

Total active cases have also increased slightly to 22,751. Of the number, 95.7 per cent of the cases are undergoing home quarantine, 4.1 per cent being treated at hospitals, 27 cases placed at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) and 24 cases warded at intensive care units (ICU) with 13 cases requiring ventilator support.

Some 465 Covid-19 cases were admitted yesterday. Covid-19 hospital beds utilisation rate is also at 12.7 per cent as of Friday, while 5.3 per cent of the Covid-19 ICU beds are being utilised.

Overall, combining both Covid and non-Covid cases, 68.2 per cent of the public hospital beds are being utilised; 59.2 per cent of the ICU beds are occupied and 38 per cent of the ventilators are used.

Meanwhile, 34.5 per cent of children aged 5 to 11 (1,223,569 people) had completed two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while 48.9 per cent (1,734,505 people) had at least received one dose of the vaccine.

Kelantan remains the state with the lowest vaccination rate where only 6.9 per cent of children had received one dose of the vaccine, second lowest was Terengganu where only 9.3 per cent of this age group had taken one dose of the vaccine.

Overall, 83.1 per cent of the total population had completed two doses, while 68.5 per cent of the adult population had also received their booster shots.

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