1,922 new Covid-19 cases reported in Malaysia yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 1,922 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, a slight drop from 2,092 new infections on Monday.

This brings the cumulative cases to 4,530,312, according to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal.

Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll stands at 35,720 with four more fatalities recorded yesterday.

Four brought-in-dead (BID) cases were reported, bringing the overall tally to 7,575.

There are currently 22,961 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

Of the total, 21,921 cases or 95.5 per cent are placed under home quarantine, 16 patients (0.1 per cent) at Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centres; and 992 others (4.3 per cent) are hospitalised.

From the 32 Covid-19 ICU patients, 18 of them have been placed on ventilators.

There were 149 hospital admissions in the Klang Valley, with hospital bed utilisation rate of 67.6 per cent.

Selangor recorded the highest number of daily admissions at 126 (bed utilisation rate in the state at 78.2 per cent as of yesterday), while Kuala Lumpur had 17 and Putrajaya six.

Other states which reported new hospital admissions were Johor with 86 cases, Kedah (31), Kelantan (nine), Melaka (five), Negri Sembilan (10), Pahang (three), Perak (14), Perlis (nine), Penang (eight), Sabah (62), Sarawak (39) and Terengganu (four). There was only one new Covid hospital admission in Labuan yesterday.

There are currently four active Covid-19 clusters, with no new Covid-19 cluster detected yesterday.

A total 7,015 Covid-19 clusters were reported in the country.

On vaccination rates, 68.5 per cent of the adult population nationwide had received the booster dose and 97.7 per cent of adults had received two doses.

As for adolescents, 2,912,234 or 93.6 per cent aged between 12 and 17 have received two doses and 3,004,564 (96.4 per cent) have received at least one dose.

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