2,783 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths reported on July 31

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 2,783 new Covid-19 infections as of Sunday, bringing the national total to 4,680,053.

Of the fresh cases, 2,780 were local transmissions while three were imported.

According to data from the Health Ministry's CovidNow website, Selangor had the highest number of infections with 826 followed by Kuala Lumpur with 473 and 252 in Sabah.

Perak reported 242 cases, 234 in Negri Sembilan, 216 in Penang, 114 in Melaka and Kedah, 89 in Johor, 65 in Putrajaya, 56 in Sarawak, 38 in Pahang, 32 in Kelantan and 18 in Terengganu.

Labuan and Perlis reported 11 and 3 new cases respectively.

Nine deaths were also recorded yesterday including four brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

This brings the total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 to 35,969 since the pandemic began two years ago.

Active cases now stand at 45,306 after 1,708 recoveries reported yesterday.

There are 43,753 cases listed under home quarantine, 22 at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC), 1,477 hospitalised and 54 at intensive care units, of which 32 were ventilated.

On vaccination, 2,584,220 or 70.8 per cent of the elderly aged 60 and above have received their first booster dose and 154,079 or 4.2 per cent have received their second booster dose.

Meanwhile, 98 per cent or 23,066,269 adults above 18 have been fully inoculated against Covid-19 while 68.8 per cent or 16,139,120 have taken their booster shots.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, 92.7 per cent or 2,882,932 have completed their vaccination, while 1.5 per cent or 45,903 have taken their first booster dose.

As for children aged five to 11, 42.3 per cent or 1,501,528 have been fully immunised while 49.8 per cent or 1,768,058 have received one dose.

In total, 27,450,729 of the people in the country have completed their vaccination and 16,186,051have taken their first booster shots.

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