Malaysia has recorded an increase in the number of new Covid-19 infections for the 26th Epidemiological Week (ME 26), from 26 June to 2 July, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
In a statement, he said the total number of new cases recorded in ME 26 has increased 6.1% to 16,694 cases when compared to the 15,739 cases recorded in the previous week (ME 25).
Meanwhile, the number of death cases recorded in ME 26 stands at 26, which doubled from the 13 cases recorded the week before.
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“The admission of Covid-19 patients into health facilities (public hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRCs)) per 100,000 population, has increased by 10% in ME 26 compared to the ME 25,” he said.
Noor Hisham also said that there are currently 10 active Covid-19 clusters in the country.
He said that while there is an increase in infection in ME 26 compared to ME 25, the number of recovered cases has also increased.
“The number of recovered cases increased by 1.5% from 14,078 cases (ME 25) to 14,293 cases,” he said.
Meanwhile, the average daily active cases during ME 26 rose 3.4% to 28,956 cases compared to the previous week.
Noor Hisham said that there has been a total of 4,571,355 cumulative Covid-19 cases recorded in the country from ME 4 (25 January 2020) to ME 26 with 4,595 200 cases of recovery recorded.
Nonetheless, the Health Ministry has advised the people to continue practising TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, and Seek) in the event that one is suspected to be infected by Covid-19.
In addition, the ministry also urged those who have yet to be vaccinated to get the jab so as to protect themselves and their loved ones.