Health Ministry: Fewer cases in Malaysia but higher Covid-19 positive rate

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 positive rate rose in the past week but the number of cases went down, according to Health Ministry figures.

"During epidemiology week 24 from June 13-19, the number of Covid-19 tests in the country was 561,156, a reduction compared to 628,894 in epidemiology week 23 (June 6-12).

"The positive rate for epidemiology week 24 is 6.93% (up from 6.61% in epidemiology week 23).

"This data includes RTK-Antigen tests conducted by the ministry, state governments and private entities," said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba at the weekly Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force press conference on Monday (June 21).

In epidemiology week 24, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country was 38,911, compared to 41,360 the previous week.

Negri Sembilan recorded an 11.41% positivity rate, the highest out of all states.

The state had 38,406 individuals sampled in that period, with 4,383 testing positive.

Selangor has the second highest positivity rate at 10.17%, followed by Labuan at 10.07%.

Terengganu and Perlis have the lowest, with positivity rates of 2.05% and 2.06% respectively.

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