Malaysia's Covid cases breach 4,000 mark

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Covid-19 cases have breached the 4,000-mark with 4,020 fresh infections reported yesterday (July 7).

Of the fresh cases, nine were imported, while 4,011 were local transmissions.

The last time the country hit the 4,000 daily mark was on April 24, with 4,006 infections.

Malaysia has been seeing a steady rise of daily coronavirus cases since Monday with 1,918 infections, 2,932 on Tuesday and 3,561 on Wednesday.

Selangor and Kuala Lumpur continue to report the highest number of Covid-19 daily cases at 1,630 and 1,049 cases, respectively.

Perak reported 295 cases followed by Sabah with 205; 197 in Negri Sembilan, 128 in Penang, 107 in Melaka, 90 in Putrajaya, 80 in Johor, 62 in Pahang, 60 in Kedah, 57 in Sarawak, 21 in Kelantan, 20 in Terengganu and 12 in Labuan.

Only Perlis recorded single-digit daily Covid-19 infections with seven cases.

Since the pandemic struck in 2020, 4,586,322 people nationwide have been infected and 35,795 succumbed to the coronavirus.

Currently, there are 33,839 active cases after 1,718 patients recovered yesterday.

Some 96.4 per cent or 32,617 of the cases are undergoing home quarantine, 1,156 cases are receiving treatment at hospitals, 45 cases are receiving treatment at intensive care units (ICU) and 21 at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

Of the 45 ICU cases, 23 are ventilated.

Yesterday, 480 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals.

Also, as of yesterday, 18.1 per cent of the normal Covid-19 beds were being used, and 10.9 per cent of the Covid-19 ICU beds were occupied.

Combining both Covid and non-Covid cases, 73.5 per cent of beds are occupied, 60.5 per cent of ICU beds are occupied and 41.3 per cent of ventilators are in use.

Three deaths were reported to the Health Ministry yesterday, in Johor, Perak and Selangor.

Of the Covid-19 deaths reported, two were classified as brought in-dead cases. The country's Covid-19 death toll now stood at 35,795.

Yesterday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin reminded the people to stay vigilant during the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations, practice TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform and Seek) and perform a Covid-19 self-test before embarking on their journey home.

Khairy said daily cases soared to 3,410 during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations on May 12. Among factors that caused the surge was the increasing movement in the community and gatherings.

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