* 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.
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 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.