Feb 24, 2022: Malaysia hits its highest Covid-19 number of 31,199

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More than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia for fifth straight day

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 22,133 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Feb 15), marking the fifth consecutive day the country has exceeded 20,000 daily infections. 

It is also Malaysia’s second highest daily tally this year, after it logged 22,802 new cases on Saturday. 

Health director general Noor Hisham Abdullah said more than 99 per cent of the new cases were asymptomatic or with light symptoms.

Another 102 cases were symptomatic with lung infection. Twenty-four other cases required oxygen assistance while 20 were in critical condition with multiple organ complications, added Dr Noor Hisham.

The Health Ministry urged members of the public to get their vaccination and booster shots. It also warned of “long COVID syndrome” and said symptoms such as difficulty breathing and cognitive disruption could persist for 12 weeks or more after patients have recovered. 

As of Monday, more 13 million or 56.8 per cent of the adult population have received their booster dose while 97.5 per cent have completed their vaccination.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/covid-19-malaysia-more-20000-cases-5th-straight-day-2499466

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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 16,883 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Feb 16), comprising 16,689 local and 194 imported infections.

There were also 13 fatalities, the highest number since Dec 5. This takes the death toll from coronavirus complications to 926.

There are 1,352 patients in hospital, according to the latest infection statistics on the MOH website. A total of 153 require oxygen supplementation, up from Tuesday’s figure of 140.

Thirty-five patients are in the intensive care unit compared to 23 on Tuesday.
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Most of Singapore’s new COVID-19 infections are Protocol 2 cases, which are those who are well or assessed to have a mild condition.

Among the cases reported on Wednesday, 12,767 are classified under Protocol 2, comprising 12,714 local cases and 53 imported ones.

Another 4,116 cases were confirmed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with 141 of them being imported infections. 

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