Malaysia inches closer to 1 mln new Covid-19 cases, as it ramps up vaccination

Graphics courtesy of Ministry of Health

PUTRAJAYA, July 18 – Malaysia inched closer to one million new Covid-19 cases, reporting a total of 916,561 Covid-19 positive cases with 10,698 new cases overnight and a record deaths of 153.

In its daily update today, the Health Ministry also reported a total of 5,778 recoveries bringing to total 784,949 recoveries.

The number of total deaths from the virus rose to 7,019 with the new fatalities.

The number of patients in intensive care units remained high at 909 while 445 patients were on ventilators.

Vaccination effort meanwhile continued to be ramped up. More than 9.6 million people have already received their first doses.