by AUFA MARDHIAH / graphic by MZUKRI MOHAMAD
MALAYSIA reported a total of 26,832 new Covid-19 cases as of Sunday, bringing the number of cumulative cases to 3,221,680 cases.
The number of hospitalised cases were up to 1,438 cases with 485 cases (33.7%) were categories 3, 4, and 5 and another 953 cases (66.3%) were from categories 1 and 2.
The breakdown of the category include 8,469 cases (31.56%) for category 1, 18,230 cases (67.94%) for category 2, 66 cases (0.25%) for category 3, 38 cases (0.14%) for category 4 and 29 cases (0.11%) for category 5.
From the 133 cases in category 3 and above, 29 cases involved patients who were not vaccinated or partially vaccinated; 75 cases)had received two doses of vaccine; 29 cases had received a booster dose.
According to the health ministry ‘s data, 37 new deaths were also reported on Sunday, up from 34 previously.
Malaysia now has a total of 32,347 deaths.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the capacity of health facilities in public hospitals can still accommodate Covid-19 and non-Covid cases, however each state has been prepared with a rapid response plan in the event of an increase in cases.
Currently, there are a total of 6,719 clusters in Malaysia with 15 new clusters and 500 active clusters, while the remaining 6,219 clusters have expired.