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COVID-19: New Daily Caseload Drops Further To 15,134

25/11/2022 02:17 PM

By Melati Mohd Ariff

This is Bernama’s weekly roundup on COVID-19 and related matters in Malaysia and globally from Nov 19 to noon today.

In Malaysia, case numbers have exceeded 4.97 million and globally, the virus has infected more than 644 million people and caused over 6.63 million deaths. Some 623 million patients have so far recovered from the virus.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is now in its third year, has affected 228 countries and territories.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – New daily COVID-19 caseload in the country continues its downtrend with 15,134 cases reported for the week Nov 19 to Nov 24 compared to 16,478 cases from Nov 12 to Nov 17.

COVID cases stood below 4,000 and yesterday (Nov 24), a total of 2,877 new daily cases were reported including eight (8) deaths and three (3) imported cases.


Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim holding his first press conference at Sungai Long Golf Club House, Kajang on Nov 24 after being sworn in as the nation’s 10th premier. Beside him is his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. --fotoBERNAMA (2022) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For the record, a total of 48 death cases were reported for the week compiled by Bernama (Nov 19-Nov 24), bringing the cumulative figure to 36,636 cases.

Meanwhile, Selangor took the top spot with the highest number of cases at 701, followed by Kuala Lumpur (311), Sabah (222), Melaka (207), Penang (183), Sarawak (176), Kedah (165), Pahang (152), Perak (150), Negeri Sembilan (124), Putrajaya (119) and Terengganu (104).

States with two digit figures are Johor (46) and Labuan (24) while one digit figure was reported in Perlis (9).

For the current month to date, new daily cases surpassed the 4,000 level on Nov 3 (4,711), Nov 4 (4,360) and Nov 5 (4,621). The last time the nation reported 4,000 cases was on Aug 14 at 4,071.

hile, active COVID-19 cases according to data from the Ministry of Health (MOH), MOHNOW which was updated at 11.59pm yesterday stood at 26,856 and of the total, 24,743 cases (92.1 per cent) were quarantined at home.

A total of 3,226 recovered COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday, bringing the cumulative figure to date to 4,914,858.

 


Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah met media personnel camping outside Istana Negara since dawn on Nov 22. Malaysians await for a new government to be formed. --fotoBERNAMA (2022) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Below are new daily COVID-19 cases during the week compiled by Bernama from Nov 19 to Nov 24:-

Nov 19 (2,450), Nov 20 (1,633), Nov 21 (2,121), Nov 22 (2,516}, Nov 23 (3,537) and Nov 24 (2,877).

 

Below are new daily COVID-19 cases from Nov 12 to Nov 18:-

Nov 12 (2,882), Nov 13 (2,234), Nov 14 (1,749), Nov 15 (2,852), Nov 16 (3,304), Nov 17 (3,457) and Nov 18 (3,037)

 


Civil servants carrying packed food during lunch break at Precinct 4, Putrajaya. --fotoBERNAMA (2022) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

New daily COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Singapore for the week from Nov 19 to Nov 24 are as follows:-

Nov 19 (1,666), Nov 20 (1,167), Nov 21 (1,098), Nov 22 (2,388), Nov 23 (1,688) and Nov 24 (1,615).

With a cumulative figure of 4,978,350 cases, Malaysia now ranked 27th in the list of 228 countries/territories hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of Malaysia are Ukraine (5,336,293) and Greece (5,360,506).

According to Worldometer, of the list of 228 countries, Japan reported the highest new daily cases (60,108) followed by South Korea (59,089) and Brazil (25,790).

On COVID-19 fatalities, the United States (US) reported the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities with 1,104,553 cases.

 

COVID-19 SCENARIO IN MALAYSIA


Fans packed the stadium in a strong show of support for Terengganu FC team during the Malaysia Cup 2022 semi-finals match against Selangor FC at Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus. --fotoBERNAMA (2022) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

MOHNOW data as of 11.59pm yesterday showed 24,743 cases (92.1 per cent) out of 26,856 active COVID-19 cases were quarantined at home.

Zero (0) case was reported at the COVID-19 Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC); 2,016 cases (7.5 per cent) at hospitals; 35 cases (0.1 per cent) at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) without respiratory assistance (ABP) and 62 cases (0.2 per cent) at the ICU with ABP.

 

For the record, there are five categories of COVID-19 infections:-

According to MOH, Category 1 is for patients with no symptoms; Category 2 is for patients with mild symptoms; Category 3 is for patients with pneumonia; Category 4 is for patients who require supplemental oxygen; and Category 5 is for the critically ill and need to be on ventilator support at the ICU.

 

Recovered cases:-

Nov 19 (3,000), Nov 20 (1,989), Nov 21 (1,764), Nov 22 (2,643), Nov 23 (3,319) and Nov 24 (3,226).

*Cumulative recovered cases as of yesterday stood at 4,914,858.

 

Active cases with probable infections:-

Nov 19 (27,156), Nov 20 (26,798), Nov 21 (27,141), Nov 22 (27,003), Nov 23 (27,213) and Nov 24 (26,856).

 

Breakdown in daily new cases (2,877):-

*state-by-state as of yesterday

*(+imported cases)


Latest Status of COVID-19 in Malaysia. New Cases by States. Source: MOH

Three digits - Selangor 701 (+0), Kuala Lumpur 311 (+0), Sabah 222 (+0), Melaka 206 (+1), Penang 184 (+0), Kelantan 183 (+0), Sarawak 176 (+0), Kedah 165 (+0), Pahang 151 (+1), Perak 149 (+1), Negeri Sembilan 124 (+0), Putrajaya 119 (+0) and Terengganu 104 (+0).

Two digits - Johor 46 (+0) and Labuan 24 (+0).

One digit - Perlis 9 (+0).

 

New record cases, imported cases, local transmission:

Nov 19 - New cases 2,450; Cumulative cases 4,965,666; Imported cases 0

Nov 20 - New cases 1,633; Cumulative cases 4,967,299; Imported cases 3

Nov 21 - New cases 2,121; Cumulative cases 4,969,420; Imported cases 0

Nov 22 - Imported cases 2,516; Cumulative cases 4,971,936; Imported cases 3

Nov 23 - Imported cases 3,537; Cumulative cases 4,975,473; Imported cases 7

Nov 24 - New cases 2,877; Cumulative cases 4,978,350; Imported cases 3

 

Record death cases are as below:-

*BID = Brought-in-Dead are cases outside the hospital and those brought to the hospital's forensic department; positive COVID-19 cases after PT PCR tests conducted.

Nov 19 -5 (BID 1), Nov 20 - 2 (BID 0), Nov 21- 14 (BID 4), Nov 22 -11 (BID 7), Nov 23 - 8 (BID 1) and Nov 24 - 8 (BID 1).

*As of yesterday, Malaysia’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 36,636 cases.

 

GLOBAL COVID-19 STATISTICS


Current Worldwide Statistics on COVID-19 and COVID-19 Case Summary in Malaysia. worldometers.info/coronavirus

According to Worldometer, total COVID-19 cases globally stood at 644,781,932 (previous week at 642,553,098) with 6,632,355 deaths (6,624,014 deaths previously). A total of 623,600,306 recovered cases were reported from 621,864,080 previously.

Some 228 countries are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and those in the top 10 of the list are the US, India, France, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom (UK) and Russia.

 

The breakdown of the top 10 nations (+ new record daily cases) is as follows:-

US 100,418,112 (+13,467)

India 44,671,806 (+268)

France 37,492,134 (no information)

Germany 36,318,461 (no information)

Brazil 35,147,091 (+25,790)

South Korea 26,784,142 (+59,089)

Japan 24,128,914 (+60,108)

Italy 24,031,538 (no information)

UK 23,977,637 (no information)

Russia 21,556,766 (+5,784)

 

Below is a breakdown of cumulative COVID-19 cases and (+new daily cases) among Southeast Asian nations, including Malaysia:-

Vietnam 13th spot - 11,513,173 (+489)

Indonesia 20th spot - 6,634,648 (+7,110)

Malaysia 27th spot - 4,978,350 (+2,877)

Thailand 31st spot - 4,702,330 (no information)

Philippines 38th spot - 4,029,201 (+1,141)

Singapore 45th spot - 2,160,324 (+1,615)

Myanmar 83rd spot - 633,118 (+22)

Brunei 110th spot - 241,044 (no information)

Laos 113th spot - 216,554 (+25)

Cambodia 125th spot - 138,046 (+7)

 

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COVID-19 BACKGROUND

-- The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s China country office was informed of cases of pneumonia that were detected in Wuhan on Dec 31, 2019. On Jan 7, 2020 the Chinese authorities confirmed that the newly detected novel coronavirus can be transmitted from human to human.

-- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-COV).

-- A study of the virus’ genetic sequence suggested similarities to that seen in snakes and bats. China health officials identified the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan as the source of the transmission of the coronavirus.

-- On Feb 11, 2020, WHO announced the official name of the virus, COVID-19, which is an acronym for coronavirus 2019 – CO stands for corona, VI for virus and D for disease.

-- On Jan 30, 2020, WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global emergency and on March 11, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

-- WHO has described the COVID-19 outbreak as much more dangerous than the A H1N1 Influenza, also known as Swine Flu.

-- Swine Flu, which occurred between January 2009 and August 2010, infected more than 1.6 million people and caused 18,449 fatalities. It was first detected in Mexico and later in the United States in March 2009.

-- COVID-19 was detected in Malaysia on Jan 25, 2020, when three Chinese citizens, who had entered Malaysia through Johore from Singapore on Jan 23, were tested positive for the disease.

-- New variants of the COVID-19 coronavirus have since emerged in the United Kingdom (identified as B117) in September 2020, South Africa (501Y.V2) in October 2020 and India (B.1.617), also in October 2020.

-- Cumulatively, Malaysia's COVID-19 cases have breached the one million mark as on July 25, with 1,013,438 cases. The first time daily cases reached the five-digit level was on July 13 with 11,079 cases.

-- WHO on Nov 26 designated a new variant of COVID-19, named Omicron, a variant of concern. It was first detected in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

-- Scientists at the IHU have detected a new variant named B.1.640.2 at end-November last year, with 46 mutations on its spike protein and nicknamed it IHU.

-- Meanwhile, Israel has confirmed its first case of an individual infected with 'Flurona', a term coined to describe the condition of being infected with COVID-19 and the seasonal flu simultaneously. (Jan 2, 2022).

-- April 1, 2022 – Malaysia enters the transition to endemic phase of COVID-19 as an exit strategy that allows Malaysians to return to normalcy after almost two years of battling COVID-19.

-- May 1, 2022 – On April 27, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced the easing of several restrictions, which include the lifting of the requirement for check-ins on MySejahtera effective May 1.

 

Translated by Salbiah Said

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