INTERACTIVE: Malaysia weekly Covid-19 cases rise by 29%, deaths up 8%


Covid-19 vaccination at Taman Desawan, Klang, Selangor. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 outbreak is showing no signs of easing as cases grew by 29% in the seven-day period from July 25-31 compared to the week before.

* The number of deaths for the week rose by 8%.

* July 31 recorded the biggest ever number of daily Covid-19 infections with 17,786 new cases.

* There were 116,879 new cases recorded from July 25-31, the biggest number of weekly cases since the start of the pandemic.

* Negri Sembilan and Labuan saw a drop in the number of 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 24.5% compared to the previous week, and reached a new record on July 29 with 556,404 doses administered on that date.


States and federal territories:

* Perlis, Terengganu and Kelantan had the biggest weekly percentage increase in cases.


Infectivity rate:

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.


Vaccinations:

* As at 11.59pm July 31, 13,816,971 people or 59% of the country's adult population have received their first dose.

* From this total, 6,716,689 people (28.7% of the country's adult population) have received their second dose.


* Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah had the biggest increase in the number of vaccine doses for the week.
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