Covid-19 Watch: Cumulative infections in Malaysia surpass five million


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,502 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Dec 4) bringing total cases up to 5,000,332, says the Health Ministry.

The Health Ministry's KKMNow portal reported that 1,501 of Sunday's new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions with one imported infection logged.

There were 2,093 recoveries on Sunday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,941,114 since the pandemic began.

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he portal also reported that there were 22,505 active cases currently in the country, with 20,889, or 92.8%, observing home quarantine.

The KKMNow portal reported that 1,512 patients, or 6.7% of the total, were currently admitted to hospital for treatment. The number of Covid-19 patients warded at intensive care units (ICU) throughout the country stands at 104, with 70 of these patients requiring ventilation support.

The ICU utilisation rate nationwide stood at 65.5%, with eight states or localities recording ICU usage rates of more than 60%.

Kedah had the highest ICU utilisation rate at 88.5%, followed by Labuan (85.7%), Johor (83%), Kelantan (80.3%), Selangor (73.2%), Putrajaya (71.4%), Perak (64.6%) and Sabah (62.9%).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry's GitHub data repository reported that three Covid-19 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 36,652.

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