Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases soar to 11,079 in a single day

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ew Covid-19 cases in Malaysia crossed 11,000 for the first time today. The Health Ministry recorded 11,079 new cases, with Selangor making up almost half at 5,263 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur with 1,521 cases. Another state which recorded high number of cases is Negri Sembilan at 1,033, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

CITF to probe Covid-19 claims of vaccine slot sales, will provide “standby list” at all PPVs

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The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), together with the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MACC), will investigate claims that vaccination slots are being sold. The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said a special guideline including “standby list” will be provided at vaccination centres across the country to avoid any mismanagement. “An Integrity and Investigation Committee has also been established under the CITF comprising representatives from the CITF, PDRM, the Malaysian Anti -Corruption Commission and the Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission.

Funeral, workplace outbreaks among 16 new clusters

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A funeral, close contact with an interstate traveller, and infected colleagues are among the causes that sparked 16 new Covid-19 clusters on Monday (July 12). Out of the 16 new clusters, eight are community clusters, five stemmed from workplaces and the remaining three from high-risk groups, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement. The community clusters are named Kampung Kendaie in Sarawak; Ketior Dalam in Perak; Rantau Kesidang in Pahang; Lorong Kubur Maras, Kampung Pulau Kundur and Jalan Dusun Langar in Kelantan; as well as Tok Molor and Tanjung Gelam in Terengganu.

Malaysia records 8,574 cases

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The number of Covid-19 cases dipped slightly to 8,574 on Monday (July 12), after several days with numbers crossing the 9,000 mark, tweeted the Health Ministry. This brings the cumulative number of cases to 844,870. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also tweeted that Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases with 4,308, followed by Negri Sembilan (794), Kuala Lumpur (609), Kedah (415), Melaka (411) and Johor (407).

Record high again as 961 Covid-19 patients put in ICU in last 24 hours

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The number of Covid-19 patients placed in intensive care units (ICU) in the last 24 hours reached yet another record high as the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 961 severe symptom cases as at noon. A total of 91 deaths were also reported in the same period. The announcement comes amid desperate appeals for help among public health workers that are burning out from the long hours of work as hospitals in the Klang Valley become increasingly overcrowded with category 4 and 5 patients, with beds and supplies fast depleting. The last two weeks saw the number of patients with severe symptoms reaching over five thousand. Deaths related to the novel coronavirus have also climbed steadily since May.

Seven localities in Sabah, village in Kelantan under EMCO from July 13-26

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Seven localities in Sabah will be placed under an enhanced movement control order, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the localities in Beaufort, Kampung Tebongon Putatan, Kota Kinabalu and Tongod will be placed under an enhanced MCO from July 13 until 26. An enhanced MCO will also be imposed at Kampung Gong Jering, Pasir Puteh in Kelantan during the same period. In his daily updates, Ismail Sabri also said the enhanced MCOs at Kepayan Prison and Kampung Nahaba have been extended to July 25 and 26, respectively.

HTAR staff persevere despite rising number of Covid-19 patients

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As the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) in Klang continue to rise, its staff members are taking the challenge in their stride and continue to persevere. Faced with a limited number of beds for patients and other issues, the hospital management took drastic measures including modifying several areas and using them as temporary wards. These measures were taken after taking into consideration the spike in Covid-19 cases at its Emergency and Trauma Department, said the hospital management in a statement.

9,105 new cases bring total to 836,296

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The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in the country remained over the 9,000 mark with 9,105 infections reported on Sunday (July 11), bringing the cumulative number of cases to 836,296. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a Twitter post, said Selangor continued to record the highest number of infections with 4,682 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,247); Negri Sembilan (541); Johor (392); Kedah (382) and Pahang (300).

Covid-19 infectivity rate is now at 1.11

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Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) now stands at 1.11, with most states recording Rt values of over 1.0. Putrajaya topped the list with the highest Rt value at 1.19, followed by Perak at 1.17 and Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, where each recorded 1.16. “Ten out of the total 16 states and territories in Malaysia recorded Rt values over 1.0,” says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily Covid-19 updates on Saturday (July 10).

Malaysia’s Covid-19 patients in ICU remains almost 1,000, two days straight

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Covid-19 patients who need intensive care treatment remain at 959 today, a same number that hit a record high yesterday, the Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said. The number of patients who needed the ventilator also remained high at 451, although it was reduced by 14 patients compared to yesterday’s 465 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Malaysia recorded its highest number of cases at 9,353 new cases today, its most ever in a single day, surpassing yesterday’s 9,180 and 9,020 from May 29.

417 nabbed for SOP violations on Friday (July 9)

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Authorities detained 417 people for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) on Friday (July 9), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Deputy Prime Minister said compound notices were issued to 408 people while nine others were remanded. "Among the top offences is illegally crossing district and state borders, dining in, not wearing face masks and not maintaining physical distancing. "The compliance operation task force conducted 85,123 inspections nationwide on Friday," he said in a statement on Saturday (July 10).

All-time high of 9,353 cases recorded in one day

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Malaysia recorded an all-time high of 9,353 Covid-19 cases recorded in a single day, tweeted the Health Ministry on Saturday (July 10). This surpassed the previous high of 9,180 cases on Friday (July 9), which surpassed the 9,020 cases recorded on May 29.