27 new cases detected, majority local infections

James Kon

Twenty seven new COVID-19 cases comprising 24 local and three imported cases were detected yesterday, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar told a press conference.

The latest infections bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 16,206.

The cases were identified following 2,211 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile the minister said 43 have recovered today, bringing the number of active cases in the country to 361.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 9.1 per cent.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said as of Tuesday, 94.8 per cent of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine while 93.9 per cent has received two doses.

A total of 38.2 per cent of the population has received three doses of the vaccine, he added.

Also in attendance was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and Also in attendance was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin at a press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON