3,856 new Covid-19 cases today

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia logged another 3,856 Covid-19 infections as of noon today.

Of the total, 3,364 cases were local transmissions while the remaining 492 cases were imported.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country to date has reported a total of 2,832,945 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic struck in 2020.

Of the fresh cases recorded today, Dr Noor Hisham said 3,821 cases (99.1 per cent) reported today were classified as either asymptomatic (Category One) or displayed mild symptoms (Category Two).

The remaining 35 cases (0.9 per cent) he said involved Categories Three, Four and Five infections that require hospitalisation and further treatment.

At present, 143 individuals are receiving treatment at Intensive Care Units (ICU), including 53 cases that are on ventilator support.

The Health Ministry has also detected the emergence of 13 new Covid-19 clusters over the past 24 hours.

Dr Noor Hisham said, the country currently has 235 active Covid-19 clusters.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 2,755,933 individuals have recovered from their Covid-19 infection to date.

This figure, he said, includes 2,814 cases that have been discharged and were allowed to return home today.

Meanwhile, the nationwide infectivity rate stood at 1.07 as of Thursday (Jan 22).

Negri Sembilan recorded the highest with an Rt of 1.13, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Kedah at 1.09, Melaka (1.08), Johor (1.07), Putrajaya (1.04), Selangor and Penang (1.03), Sabah (1.00), Kelantan (0.99), Pahang and Perak (0.97) and Terengganu at 0.79.

Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan reported an Rt of 0.

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