1,971 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths on Saturday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported another 1,971 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, taking the nationwide tally to 4,803,624 infections.

According to data from the Health Ministry's CovidNow, in the latest fresh cases, 1,964 infections were local transmissions while seven were imported.

Selangor topped the list with 590 fresh cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 371 cases.

Perak reported 188 cases, 160 in Sabah, 102 in Penang, 91 in Melaka, 85 in Sarawak, 75 in Negri Sembilan, 73 in Kedah and Johor, 45 in Kelantan, 42 in Pahang, 38 in Putrajaya and 24 in Terengganu.

Perlis and Labuan reported 20 and four new cases, respectively.

Another three deaths were reported, taking the country's coronavirus cumulative death toll to 36,227 fatalities.

The deaths were reported in Melaka, Pahang and Sarawak.

The Health Ministry also reported another 2,389 recoveries from the coronavirus yesterday.

As of yesterday, the number of Covid-19 active cases nationwide stood at 26,949.

Of the total, 25,648 individuals were placed under home quarantine, 1,224 patients were hospitalised, with 49 being ventilated and treated in the intensive care units (ICU) and another 20 not ventilated.

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

Currently, the utilisation rate of hospital beds nationwide for Covid-19 treatment purposes stood at 69.9 per cent, followed by ICUs at 58 per cent, 36.7 per cent for ventilators and 19.8 per cent for PKRC.

Meanwhile, on vaccination progress, 1,531,476 children aged five to 11 have received their second dose under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

According to the portal, 1,772,702 children have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while another 1,254 have received their booster dose.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,872,324 have received two doses and 2,948,162 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 46,776 individuals have received their first booster dose.

As for the adults aged 18 and above, 483,036 received their second booster dose as of yesterday; while another 16,176,734 were inoculated with their first booster dose.

Among the elderly, aged 60 and above, a total of 2,594,087 have received their first booster dose and 183,631 have received their second booster dose.

Yesterday, 2,340 vaccine doses were administered, with 307 as the first dose, 626 as the second dose, and 326 and 1,081 as first and second booster doses respectively, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme to 72,087,560.

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