COVID-19: 7,276 fresh cases, slight spike from the previous day

MALAYSIA has logged 7,276 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday (Oct 12), a slight increase from 6,709 cases recorded on the previous day.

This brings the cumulative number of infections to 2,346,303.

Only 150 or 2.1% of the new cases were serious, involving those in Categories 3 (patients with pneumonia), 4 (patients with pneumonia requiring oxygen therapy) and 5 (critical patients requiring assisted ventilation), the Health Ministry said in a separate statement.

The remaining 7,126 cases or 97.9% involved people who showed no symptoms or mild symptoms (Categories 1 and 2).

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow website, 10,555 patients have recovered, with the total discharge now standing at 2,217,057.

There were 103 deaths recorded, bringing the death tally to 27,525.

Of the current cases, 722 cases required treatment in intensive care units and 386 cases needed respiratory assistance. – Oct 12, 2021

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