Malaysia has recorded 19,268 new COVID-19 cases today which brings the total number of infections to 1,725,357. There are 295 new deaths reported and the death toll is now 16,382. A total of 7,358 deaths have been recorded in August so far which is an average of 245.3 deaths per day.
The Ministry of Health has reported 21,257 new recoveries and a total of 1,443,262 patients have recovered and discharged so far. The recovery rate is now 83.65% while the mortality rate is now 0.95%.
There are currently 265,713 active cases remaining that are receiving treatment. 1,033 are in ICU while 476 require respiratory support.
Out of the 19,268 new cases today, 16 are imported while 19,252 are transmitted locally. While Selangor still tops the list, it has recorded 3,567 new cases. The last time Selangor recorded less than 4,000 cases was on the 7th July 2021. This is followed by Sabah with 2,310 cases, Johor with 2,265 cases, Kedah with 2,084 cases and Sarawak with 2,028 cases.
97.9% of cases today are category 1 and 2 where infected individuals exhibit little or no symptoms. Out of 19,268 cases today, 14,664 (76%) were not fully vaccinated.
As vaccination rates continue to rise, the Klang Valley is showing positive signs with a reduction of ICU cases in several hospitals. Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has shared that there are fewer category 4 and 5 cases at Sungai Buloh Hospital and he has urged everyone to get fully vaccinated to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19.
Alhamdulillah, kadar vaksinasi COVID-19 yg kian meningkat khususnya di Lembah Klang terus menunjukkan tanda2 awal yg positif.— Noor Hisham Abdullah (@DGHisham) August 30, 2021
Terkini, kemasukan pesakit COVID-19 ke ICU di hospital2 Lembah Klang menunjukkan trend penurunan selari dgn peningkatan liputan vaksinasi dos yg lengkap pic.twitter.com/52TMURsF3T
According to the chart from the CPRC Sungai Buloh Hospital, the number of Cat 4 & 5 admissions for the 40-59 years old group has dropped nearly by half from Week 33 to 34. The significant decline is also visible for the 20-39 years old group.