Malaysia Records Increase In New COVID-19 Cases, Says DG Hisham

The number of new COVID-19 cases has increased by 0.8% to 28,554 cases in the 31st epidemiological week (ME 31) from July 31st to August 6th.

According to BERNAMA, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said for the same period, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has increased to 60 cases compared with 49 cases reported in the previous week, which is a 22.4% jump.

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“The number of recovered cases in ME 31 decreased by 7.2% from 30,837 cases to 28,604 cases.

“The average number of active cases per day for ME 31 is 45,941, a 2.6% drop compared with the previous week,” he said.

He added that COVID-19 patients who require respiratory support equipment increased by 0.1% in ME 31 compare with ME 30. He said the positive COVID-19 cases monitored by the COVID-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) nationwide showed a slight drop. 

Alamak! Please stay safe, everyone.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the vaccine, stay at home if you’re feeling unwell, and wear a facemask when you’re in public places!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat