Covid-19: 4,271 new cases, four deaths yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported another 4,271 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of cases to 4,677,270.

According to data from the Health Ministry's CovidNow website, of the new cases, 4,268 were local transmissions while three were imported.

Selangor topped the list with 1,972 new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 723 cases.

Perak reported 280 cases, 251 in Sabah, 221 in Negri Sembilan, 191 in Penang, 121 in Melaka, 97 in Kedah, 90 in Johor, and 78 in Sarawak, 70 in Putrajaya, 69 in Pahang, 57 in Kelantan and 17 in Terengganu.

Labuan and Perlis reported 19 and 15 new cases respectively.

Another four deaths were reported yesterday, including one brought-in-dead (BID), pushing the country's cumulative death toll to stand at 35,960.

The deaths were reported in Melaka, Terengganu, Sabah and Perak.

The Health Ministry also reported another 5,553 recoveries yesterday.

As of yesterday, the number of Covid-19 active cases nationwide stood at 47,014.

Of the total, 45,487 individuals were placed under home quarantine, 1,446 patients were hospitalised with 34 being ventilated and treated in the intensive care units (ICU) and another 28 not ventilated.

The remaining 19 patients have been placed at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

Currently, the utilisation rate of hospital beds nationwide for Covid-19 treatment purposes stood at 69.1 per cent, followed by ICUs at 64.2 per cent, 40.5 per cent for ventilators and 22.5 per cent for PKRC.

Meanwhile, on vaccination progress, 1,499,365 children aged five to 11 have been fully vaccinated under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

According to the portal, 1,768,004 children have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,883,445 have received two doses and 2,960,914 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 45,854 have received their first booster dose.

As for the adults aged 18 and above, 342,867 have received their second booster dose as of yesterday; while another 16,138,419 have received their first booster dose.

On the elderly, aged 60 and above, a total of 2,583,944 have received their first booster dose and 152,875 have received their second booster dose.

Yesterday, 10,962 vaccine doses were administered, with 381 as the first dose, 3,409 for the second dose, and 970 and 6,166 as first and second booster doses respectively, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme to 72,047,234.

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