KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Ministry of Health continued to report more deaths from Covid-19 today, as the respiratory disease killed 84 more people to bring the total deaths to 3,768 to date.
Patients placed in intensive care units (ICU) also rose, with the ministry reporting one more case as at noon, bringing the total of those with severe cases to 912, of which 458 require ventilators.
New Covid-19 positive cases jumped back to close to 7,000 after a two-day dip below the psychological threshold of 5,000, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Noor Abdullah tweeted earlier.
Four of the cases were imported, he said.
Today’s numbers show the total active cases in Malaysia inching towards the 80,000 mark. Currently, there are 78,864 Covid-19 patients nationwide.
But the number of discharged patients also saw a sharp increase. The ministry said 7,749 people have recovered from the disease and have been discharged today.
The total number of patients discharged to date is now 563,779, or 87 per cent of the total number of positive cases.
Today marks the 11th day the Ministry of Health recorded between 6,000 and 7,000 daily cases, the last being May 20.
Malaysia has reached a peak of 9,000 daily cases once, on May 29, recorded cases above 8,000 twice on May 28 and June 3, and saw seven days where between 7,000 and 8,000 cases were recorded.
The country has been placed under “total lockdown” since June 1 as the National Security Council bids to curb the surge in cases and relieve a strained healthcare system.
Dr Noor Hisham said this morning the infectivity rate has shown positive signs thanks to compliance towards Covid-19 standard operating procedures.
The country’s daily vaccination rate has also continued to climb, as 157,949 people were administered Covid-19 vaccines yesterday, said the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Supply (JKJAV).
The JKJAV said that 111,130 individuals were given their first dose of the vaccine, whilst 46,819 others completed their second required dose for full vaccination.
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