Sarawak saw its new cases soar to 3,714, making it the state with the highest number of positive cases yesterday
by TMR / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
MALAYSIA reports a total of 17,352 new Covid-19 cases as of noon yesterday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,862,287.
Out of the new cases yesterday, 5,911 or more than a third of the positive cases involved those who have received complete vaccinations.
However, only 77 patients from the fully inoculated group were in the severe and critical categories (Category 3 until 5).
Meanwhile, 7,646 of the positive cases were detected among those who have not been vaccinated at all.
The remaining 3,795 cases were from those who were partially or have yet to complete the vaccination.
Sarawak saw its new cases soar to 3,714, making it the state with the highest number of positive cases overtaking Selangor.
Selangor detected 2,126 new cases making it for the first time in months that the state has below 3,000 cases.
Johor also saw its new cases fell to 2,101.
Five other states that have logged more than 1,000 cases are Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Sabah and Perak.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said for the second time in a row, Malaysia’s recoveries surpassed the new cases, as 20,201 patients have recovered yesterday.
This brought the cumulative recoveries to 1,591,028.
There are now 252,668 active cases being treated nationwide, with 975 in the ICU and 435 intubated.
Death toll, however, continued to rise with 272 new deaths, increasing the number of total deaths to 18,491. Up to 81 deaths were from the brought-in-dead cases.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar reportedly said that the number of deaths did not reflect the actual situation as some involved backlog cases.
“For the Klang Valley, we will start to see a reduction of deaths in two to three weeks, once we clear the fatality backlog. We will reveal on Wednesday a new set of data,” he was quoted as saying in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, yesterday.