A total of 141,523 testings for Covid-19 carried out on July 15 – Health DG

Testings carried out on samples for Covid-19 virus for a period of 14 days from July 2-15. Graphics courtesy of Public Health Information System (SIKMA). There is capacity for more testings, especially target testings with the engagement of private labs, says Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

PUTRAJAYA, July 16 – An average of 100,000 samples were tested for the Covid-19 virus from July 2 to July 15, with a total of 141,523 testings carried out on July 15 alone, said Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today.

These tests involved both the RT-PCR and RTK-Ag (diagram above), with Selangor carrying out 52,889 tests while Kuala Lumpur saw through 18,369 tests on Thursday.

The capacity to carry out more testing is there and this can be further expanded for example with the use of private laboratories, he said, adding that this can be especially used for targeted testing.

Today, Malaysia recorded a total of 12,541 new Covid-19 cases, continuing the trend of five figures in infection numbers the past four days.

Selangor continued to see the highest number of cases with 5,512 followed by Negri Sembilan with 1,619 and Kuala Lumpur 1,542.

Following is a graphic update of Covid-19 situation in the country including vaccination numbers.

Graphics courtesy of Ministry of Health.