Slight increase in Covid cases on Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 cases increased to 2,144 on Tuesday, compared to the 1,946 coronavirus infections recorded the previous day.

Kuala Lumpur reported 462 fresh cases, highest in the country, followed by Selangor, which logged 419 infections and Sabah with 220 cases.

Other states with three-digit infections were Sarawak that registered 138 cases, Perak (167), Kelantan (113), Melaka (108), Kedah (103) and Negri Sembilan (101).

Other states saw Penang with 98 infections , Johor (80), Pahang (54), Terengganu (39), Putrajaya (30), Labuan (7) and Perlis (5).

Meanwhile, a new high-risk group cluster was identified by the Health Ministry yesterday.

The Jalan Han Fui Foong 2 cluster was detected in Seremban, Negri Sembilan and has so far 10 confirmed cases.

As of Aug 30, a total of 4,780,284 people in Malaysia had been infected with coronavirus.

Also reported to the Ministry yesterday were 2,549 Coronavirus recoveries, taking the total recovery to 4,712,915.

Meanwhile, four deaths from Covid-19 were reported, taking the overall fatality to 36,210.

The four fatalities, including one brought in-dead were each recorded in Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Active Covid-19 cases continued to reduce, with new figures standing at 31,159 infections with 95.6 per cent undergoing home quarantine, 4.1 per cent being hospitalised, 0.3 per cent treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) and 15 cases isolated at the Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre.

Of the 72 ICU cases, 50 patients are on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, 1.4 per cent of the total population or 465,055 individuals had received second booster jabs.

Of the total who received their second jabs, 180,348 were senior citizens, 284,415 were individuals aged 18 to 59-year-old while 292 were adolescents aged 12 to 17-year-old.

Almost 50 per cent of the children in the country, 1,772,320 people aged five to 11-year-old had also been inoculated once against Covid-19.

Out of the number, 1,528,438 had received two doses of the vaccine.

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