Over 1000 Cases of Delta Variant Of Concern Detected Says Health Ministry

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  • Ongoing analysis revealed 1,047 cases were variants of concern (VOC), which is the Delta (B.1.617.2).

  • The ministry said that 3,672 VOCs and 20 variations of interest have been detected so far.

Over 1000 Cases of Delta Variant Of Concern Detected Says Health Ministry

According to the Health Ministry, an analysis of new Covid-19 cases revealed that over 1,000 cases were of the Delta variant.

In a statement on Thursday November 4, the Ministry said that “ongoing analysis revealed 1,047 cases were variants of concern (VOC), which is the Delta (B.1.617.2).”

According to the ministry, current research by the Institute of Health and Community Medicine (IHCM-UNIMAS), UKM Medical Molecular Biology (UMBI-UKM), Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE-UiTM), and the Malaysia Genome Institute confirmed this (MGI).

Following this, the ministry said that 3,672 VOCs and 20 variations of interest have been detected so far.

Meanwhile, the ministry recorded 5,713 new cases as of Thursday (Nov 4), of which 5,681 were local cases and 32 were imported cases.

Only 1.6 percent of the new cases, or 93 cases, were classified as category 3, 4, or 5, requiring hospitalisation and treatment, according to the ministry.

“The other 5,620 cases, or 98.4%, were in category 1 and 2," the ministry added.

Cases in categories 1 and 2 were those subjected to quarantine and observation.

According to the government, there were 555 patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, with 519 proven to be Covid-19 infections and 36 still under investigation.

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“A total of 280 cases require breathing assistance of which 218 are Covid-19 cases and 62 suspected cases are still under investigations," the ministry added.

According to the ministry, five additional clusters were identified on Thursday (Nov 4), increasing the total number of active clusters to 367 throughout the country.

Since the pandemic outbreak last year, there have been a total of 2,492,343 Covid-19 cases, with 96.1 percent, or 2,396,244 patients, recovering as of Thursday (Nov 4).

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