Covid-19 update: 5,230 daily cases reported, highest since April 24

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 5,230 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the highest daily figure since April 24.

As of July 15; 4,613,998 people in Malaysia had been infected since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 5,219 were local transmissions while 11 were imported.

In the Klang Valley, Selangor logged 1,877 cases, while Kuala Lumpur registered 1,584 cases and Putrajaya recorded 102 cases.

Meanwhile, 399 cases were recorded in Perak, 261 in Sabah, 236 in Negri Sembilan, 219 in Penang, 140 in Melaka, 107 in Johor, 76 in Kedah, 70 in Pahang, 68 in Sarawak, 48 in Kelantan, 23 in Terengganu, 12 in Labuan and eight in Perlis.

Eight deaths and 2,927 recoveries were also reported to the Health Ministry, yesterday, pushing the figures to 35,844 and 4,536,946 respectively.

Subsequently, the number of active cases climbed to 41,208 yesterday. Of the number, 39,703 are undergoing home quarantine, 1,411 are receiving treatment at hospitals, 64 are warded at intensive care units (ICUs) and 30 people are isolated at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

Forty-four of the ICU patients are under ventilator support.

Yesterday, 608 cases were admitted to hospitals, a slight increase from the 593 admissions recorded on the previous day.

Currently, 21.8 per cent of the Covid-19 normal beds are used, while 15.8 per cent of the Covid-19 ICU beds are utilised and 22.9 per cent of the PKRC beds are occupied.

The positivity rate stood at 8.0 per cent on July 13 where 57,250 tests were conducted.

Meanwhile, only 0.9 per cent of the adult population or 203,412 individuals aged 18 and above have taken their second booster shots.

Those who had received the first booster shot remained at 68.5 per cent (16,116,150 people) as of July 15.

The Health Ministry has recommended that the elderly and high-risk individuals take their second booster shots after the emergence of the Omicron BA.5 variant in the country.

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