Covid-19 cases increase by 29% to 22,400

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Yesterday, only 50 people received the first booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 120 people received the second booster dose.

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of Covid-19 cases for the Dec 17-22 week increased to 22,413 compared to 17,307 in the previous week.

Health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said this was a 29.5% increase.

“During the same period, the number of Covid-19 deaths was reported to have dropped by 23.1%, from 26 to 20,” he said in a statement today.

Dzulkefly said that overall, the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to health facilities (non-critical beds) increased to 1.5%. Usage of beds in the intensive care unit rose to 3.6%.

He said yesterday, only 50 people received the first booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 120 people received the second booster dose.

He said cumulatively as of yesterday, only 16,347,130 Malaysians (50.1%) had received the first booster dose and only 828,686 (2.5%) had received the second booster dose.

Dzulkefly said the ministry will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and take immediate action if necessary.

He advised members of the public to ensure their personal hygiene to avoid contracting infectious diseases, including Covid-19 .

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