* The number of deaths for the week rose by 26%.
* July 15 saw the biggest ever number of new Covid-19 infections with 13,215 cases recorded.
* There were 78,660 new cases recorded from July 11-17, the biggest number of weekly cases since the start of the pandemic.
* Only Labuan saw a drop in cases compared to the week before. All other states and federal territories recorded increases on a weekly basis.
* The country's vaccination rate continued to climb. The number of jabs dispensed grew by 23.5% compared to the previous week, and reached a new record on July 15, with 460,123 doses administered on that date.
States and federal territories:
* Terengganu, Putrajaya, and Penang had the biggest weekly percentage increase in cases.
One of the things health authorities and experts measure is the infection’s reproduction number, called R0 (pronounced as “R naught”).
The R value refers to the number of people that a person who has the coronavirus will infect.
If the R value is 1 for example, it means that on average, one infected person will spread Covid-19 to one other individual.
An R value higher than 1 means that the number of cases will increase.
If the R value falls - especially below 1 - the disease will eventually stop spreading as not enough new people are being infected to sustain the outbreak.
Malaysia's R value went up from early March but fell since May 23 to below 1 on June 6. It went up to 1 again on June 28 and has since been on an upward trend.
* As at 11.59pm July 17, 9,570,974 people or 40.9% of the country's adult population have received their first dose.
* From this total, 4,431,350 people (18.9% of the country's adult population) have received their second dose.
* Penang, Sabah and Kedah had the biggest increase in the number of vaccine doses for the week.