4,759 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths on Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The country has recorded an uptick in Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day after clocking 4,759 new infections on Tuesday.

Active cases, however, continued to decline for the third consecutive day, to 46,260. Most of the active cases are currently undergoing home quarantine with 44,708.

Four new clusters were identified on Tuesday, pushing the total number of active clusters to 19. They include two high-risk group clusters in Penang and two educational clusters in Kelantan and Selangor.

Klang Valley reported the highest number of Covid-19 hospital admissions on Tuesday with 188.

At present, 1,477 Covid-19 cases are being treated at hospitals nationwide, with 515 patients admitted on Tuesday.

From this, 52 patients are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU), with 28 patients on ventilator support.

Another nine deaths due to Covid-19 are recorded on Tuesday, including three brought-in-dead (BID). So far, 35,932 fatalities have been recorded, with nearly one-fifth being BID cases (7,631 deaths).

On average, 30 people died due to Covid-19 for every 10 million people in the country over the last two weeks.

Meanwhile, 4,806 recoveries have been reported on Tuesday, pushing the country's recovery tally to 4,577,518.

Some 10,461 people received their second booster jabs on Tuesday. So far, close to one per cent of the country's population have received their second booster shots.

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