207 deaths highest since pandemic, 14,516 new cases, 92 per cent in newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients not vaccinated

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 26: The daily death cases in COVID-19 pandemic has reached its highest record of 207 today involving 184 citizens and 23 foreigners bringing the cumulative total to 8,201 or 0.80 per cent while the new cases had dropped to 14,516 adding to the grand total to 1,027,954.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 1,009 cases had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 524 cases needed respiratory aids.

“There are 165,840 active cases while 9,372 have been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 853,913 or 83.1 per cent and from the new cases, 11,480 or 79.1 per cent are citizens and 3,033 or 20.9 per cent non-citizens,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, from the new cases, 95 or 0.7 per cent (97.9 per cent have no history of vaccination) were from category 5 (critical and requiring respiratory assistance), 77 cases or 0.5per cent (85.7 per cent cases with no history of vaccination) category 4 (pneumonia and need oxygen assistance); 83 cases, 0.6 per cent (67.5 per cent of cases with no history of vaccination) category 3 (pneumonia); 7.216 cases, 49.7 per cent (95.6 per cent no history of vaccination) category 1 (asymptomatic).

Dr. Noor Hisham said, overall, at the first diagnose, 1.8 per cent of cases reported today were in categories 3-5 (84 per cent no history of vaccination) and 98.2 per cent of cases were in categories 1 and 2 (92 per cent no history of vaccination). It was found that the vast majority of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases i.e 92 per cent with no history of vaccination.

“With this situation it is advisable to get vaccinated immediately so that you and your family are protected from the dangers of COVID-19 infection.

“Category 1 and 2 cases that are low risk and have suitable residence are allowed to be in isolation at home. This can help reduce congestion at the COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) and hospitals, especially in the Klang Valley. Therefore, category 3-5 cases will be admitted to PKRC, hospital wards and also the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital.

“In the hospitals, it is true that category 3-5 patients are of higher percentage. This is because most category 1 and 2 patients are isolated at home (low risk and have suitable/qualified residence),” Dr. Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile there are 33 new clusters formed and out of which 21 had occurred at the work places, nine in the community, one in the private educational institution and one in other education.

States contributing to new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 6,508 with infectivity rate of 1.16; Kuala Lumpur 1,425 (1.13); Johor 1,449 (1.20); Sabah 720 (1.24); Sarawak 356 (1.02); Negeri Sembilan 452 (1.03); Pulau Pinang 402 (1.23); Kelantan 346 (1.22); Kedah 1,160 (1.26); Perak 590 (1.19); Melaka 373 (1.06); Pahang 386 (1.13); Terengganu 245 (1.36); Labuan 8 (0.70); Putrajaya 94 (1.12) and Perlis 2 (0).

Based on the latest data on 25th July 2021, the value of infectivity rate in Malaysia is 1.15. –Malaysia World News


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