Covid-19 cases jump to over 3k yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 cases jumped to 3,561 yesterday, the first time the country is seeing daily cases over 3,000 since May 13.

Of the new cases, nine were imported while 3,552 were local transmissions.

The country reported 2,932 cases on July 5.

Selangor and Kuala Lumpur registered 1,341 and 994 infections, respectively, contributing the bulk of yesterday's cases.

243 cases were reported in Perak, 196 in Sabah, 160 in Negri Sembilan, 123 in Putrajaya, 119 in Penang, 97 in Melaka, 72 in Johor, 55 in Sarawak, 51 in Kedah, 38 in Pahang, 37 in Kelantan, 17 in Terengganu, 11 in Perlis, and seven in Labuan.

Yesterday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin reminded Malaysians to stay alert as over 110 countries had reported a spike in Covid-19 cases linked to the highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants.

Five deaths were also reported to the Health Ministry, including two brought-in-dead cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Since the pandemic began, a total of 4,582,302 people in the country have been infected with the coronavirus and 35,792 succumbed to the virus.

Currently, there are 31,540 active cases after 2,035 recovered yesterday.

Some 96 per cent of the cases are undergoing home quarantine, 1,184 cases are receiving treatment at hospitals, 40 cases treated at intensive care units (ICU) and 26 at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

Of the 40 ICU cases, 23 are ventilated.

Yesterday, 506 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals.

As of yesterday, 18.4 per cent of the normal Covid-19 beds are being used, 9.7 per cent of the Covid-19 ICU beds are occupied and 23.7 per cent of PKRC beds are utilised.

Combining both Covid and non-Covid cases, 69.3 per cent of the normal beds are occupied, 60.3 per cent of ICU beds are occupied and 40.2 per cent of ventilators are in use.

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