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10,413 new Covid-19 cases yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 10,413 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 4,363,024.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the new cases, 5,926 of them were in Category 1; 4,435 cases in Category 2; 24 cases in Category 3; 11 cases in Category 4 and 17 cases in Category 5.

He said 10,386 of the new Covid-19 cases in the country were local transmissions while 27 were imported.

"Of the 52 new Covid-19 cases in Categories 3, 4, and 5 reported on April 14, 16 cases were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 11 cases have received two Covid-19 vaccine doses but have yet to receive their booster dose, 25 cases have received their booster dose, 24 cases aged 60 and above; and 22 cases with comorbidities.

"Of the 374 Covid-19 cases admitted to hospitals yesterday, 154 cases were Categories 3, 4, 5; and the remaining 220 were in Categories 1 and 2," he said in a statement today.

A total of 426 new Covid-19 admissions were registered the previous day (April 13).

The number of Covid-19 patients requiring breathing assistance has also dropped to 89 yesterday from 97 patients on April 13, with ventilator usage now at 10 per cent, he said.

A total of 13,202 new recoveries were recorded yesterday, bringing the total to 4,209,858 or 96.5 per cent of the overall cases in the country, he said.

On hospital bed occupancy rate, Dr Noor Hisham said none of the states and federal territories reported over 50 per cent ICU and non-ICU bed usage.

Meanwhile, he said Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres in Perak recorded 71 per cent bed occupancy of the overall state capacity as of yesterday.

He said eight new Covid-19 clusters were detected yesterday and a total of 112 clusters are still active, bringing the tally to 6,966.

He said the national Covid-19 infectivity rate or Rt stood at 0.86, with Selangor recording the highest at 0.91, followed by Negri Sembilan at 0.82; Perak and Kuala Lumpur, both 0.81; Terengganu and Melaka, 0.80; and Johor 0.77.

Meanwhile, he said the Rt could not be determined in states with less than 20 new infections.

Labuan reported seven new Covid-19 cases yesterday.

More details on Covid-19 infections in the country are available at covidnow.moh.gov.my

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