2,431 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths on Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Daily Covid-19 cases increased to 2,431 on Wednesday, taking the cumulative toll to 4,811,327.

On Tuesday, Malaysia logged 1,942 new cases, while on Monday it was 1,847.

According to data from the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal, of the new cases, 2,423 were local transmissions while eight were imported.

Selangor topped the list with 720 new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 452.

Perak reported 234 cases, 219 in Sabah, 112 in Sarawak, 108 in Penang, 105 in Negri Sembilan, 100 in Kedah, 82 in Melaka, 78 in Kelantan, 64 each in Johor and Pahang, 46 in Putrajaya and

34 in Terengganu.

Perlis and Labuan reported nine and four new cases respectively.

Another five deaths were reported yesterday, including two brought-in-dead (BID) cases, pushing the country's cumulative death toll to 36,296.

The deaths were reported in Perak, Sabah and Sarawak.

The Health Ministry also reported another 1,820 recoveries yesterday.

As of yesterday, the number of Covid-19 active cases nationwide stood at 26,299.

Of the total, 25,024 individuals, were placed under home quarantine, 1,206 patients were hospitalised with 40 being ventilated and treated in intensive care units (ICU) and another 22 not ventilated.

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

Currently, the utilisation rate of hospital beds nationwide for Covid-19 treatment stood at 74.2 per cent, followed by ICUs at 62 per cent, 39.6 per cent for ventilators and 21.7 per cent for PKRCs.

Meanwhile, on vaccination progress, 1,531,944 children aged five to 11 have received their second dose under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

According to the portal, 1,772,622 children have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while another 1,264 have received their booster dose.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total 2,871,586 have received two doses and 2,947,321 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total 46,768 have received their first booster dose.

As for the adults aged 18 and above, 487,442 have received their second booster dose as of yesterday; while another 16,179,248 have received their first booster dose.

For the elderly, aged 60 and above, a total 2,594,773 have received their first booster dose and 184,494 have received their second booster dose.

Yesterday, a total 2,474 vaccine doses were administered, with 150 as the first dose, 254 as the second, and 671 booster doses, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme to 72,096,912.

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