Daily Covid-19 cases breach 30k

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 31,199 new Covid-19 infections yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 99.38 per cent of the total cases reported yesterday were in Categories 1 and 2 while less than one per cent from Categories 3 to 5.

"A total 31,005 cases are in Categories 1 and 2 while the remaining 194 cases are in Categories 3 to 5.

"From the total, 31,080 are local infections while 119 are imported cases," he said in a statement today.

Out of the total cases in Categories 3 to 5; 92 cases are those aged 60 and above; 91 cases have comorbidities; and three are pregnant women.

A total 45 are unvaccinated, 108 cases have completed their vaccination but did not take booster shots, and 41 cases have taken their booster shots, he said.

"Another 153 cases in Categories 3, 4 and 5 are either non-vaccinated, incomplete vaccination, or did not receive booster shots," he added.

Meanwhile, 20,399 individuals were discharged yesterday after recovering from Covid-19.

There are 305 cases in Intensive Care Units (ICU) where 118 are confirmed Covid-19 while the other 187 are suspected.

As for ventilators, 191 are ventilated with 72 confirmed Covid-19 cases while the remaining 119 are under investigation, he said.

There are 506 active Covid-19 clusters with 14 new ones detected yesterday.

As for the infectivity rate (Rt), it dropped nationwide to 1.13 yesterday compared to 1.15 the day before.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Labuan recorded the highest Rt value at 1.44 followed by Sarawak (1.31).

Infectivity rates in Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan and Perak were 1.28; Perlis and Penang at 1.26; Pahang (1.24); Selangor (1.22); Kelantan (1.21); Sabah (1.20); Kedah and Kuala Lumpur (1.19); Melaka (1.12); and Johor (1.11).

"The Rt value in Putrajaya was 1.09," he said.

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