34 cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of concern (VOC) were detected in Penang, 12 in Pahang, and 2 in Perlis as a result of the Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute’s (iPROMISE–UiTM) ongoing investigations.
48 New Delta Variant Of Concern Cases Reported Today Says Health DG
Today, Malaysian health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reported 48 new cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of concern (VOC).
According to Dr Hisham, 34 cases were detected in Penang, 12 in Pahang, and two in Perlis as a result of the Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute’s (iPROMISE–UiTM) ongoing investigations.
“This brings the cumulative cases of infections by SARS-CoV-2 virus categorised as VOC and variant of interest (VOI) to 3,830.
“Of the number detected, 3,810 cases are VOC and 20 cases are VOI. Overall, for VOC there are 3,570 cases of Delta variant, 226 cases of Beta variant, and 14 cases of Alpha variant so far,” he said in a statement today.
To date, 13 Theta cases, four Kappa cases, and three Eta cases have been detected for VOI.
Meanwhile, 98.5 percent, or 6,226 cases, of the 6,323 new COVID-19 cases reported today fell into categories one and two, while 1.5 percent, or 97 cases, fell into categories three, four, or five.
“A total of 538 cases need treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 274 requiring ventilators,” he added.
Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 5,337 cases were found today, increasing the total number of recovered cases to 2,435,459.
He said four additional clusters were discovered today, including three in Selangor, Johor, and Pahang, and one in Kuala Lumpur.
Comprehensive information on the COVID-19 situation will be posted on the COVIDNOW website at https://covidnow.moh.gov.my and will be updated daily at 12 a.m.