Covid-19: Malaysia charts 7,509 new cases, slight uptick compared to previous day

Today’s new infection brings the total cases of Covid-19 to 2,384,542 since the pandemic began. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Today’s new infection brings the total cases of Covid-19 to 2,384,542 since the pandemic began. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 ― Malaysia added 7,509 new Covid-19 infections as at 11am today, a slight increase of 89 cases in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday, the Health Ministry logged 7,420 cases.

Today’s new infection brings the total cases of Covid-19 to 2,384,542 since the pandemic began.

In terms of vaccination, some 174,732 vaccine shots were administered yesterday, with 129,359 of them were second dose shots while 35,198 shots were for first dose of vaccines and another 10,175 boosters shots administered.

In total, 46,633,404 total vaccines were administered with 67.5 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated.

In a statement later, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 7509 cases today, only 116 or 1.5 per cent are from Category 3,4 and 5.

He said the country also recorded 9,531 recovery cases, while total active Covid-19 cases now stands at 97,505.

Meanwhile, 695 individuals are currently being cared for at the intensive care unit with 347 requiring breathing aid.

In terms of Covid-19 clusters, nine new clusters were identified in the last 24 hours, with a total active cluster of 702.

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