A total of 48 new cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of concern (VOC) were reported in Malaysia today, said health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said of these, 34 cases were detected in Penang, 12 in Pahang and two in Perlis through continued studies by the Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE–UiTM).
“This brings the cumulative cases of infections by SARS-CoV-2 virus categorised as VOC and variants 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 the Delta variant, 226 cases of the Beta variant, and 14 cases of the Alpha variant,” he said in a statement today.
For VOI, 13 Theta cases, four Kappa cases and three Eta cases have been detected until today.