KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 6,069 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, a drop from 7,140 cases on Monday.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said this raised the cumulative number of cases to 4,402,234.
"Of the total cases reported, there were 110 imported ones involving 73 Malaysians and 37 foreigners.
"Local transmissions recorded 5,959 new cases, of which 5,745 were Malaysians and the remaining 214 were foreigners," he said.
Dr Noor Hisham said of the new cases, 2,598 were in Category 1; 3,426 cases in Category 2; 21 cases in Category 3; 10 cases in Category 4 and 14 cases in Category 5.
"Of the 45 new Covid-19 cases in Categories 3, 4, and 5, a total of nine cases were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 18 received two Covid-19 vaccine doses but have yet to receive booster doses and 18 have received booster doses.
"A total individuals aged 60 and above and 26 cases were with comorbidities."
Dr Noor Hisham said 241 cases were admitted to the hospital yesterday, with 144 being Categories 1 and 2 patients; and the remaining 97 in Categories 3, 4 and 5.
He added as of yesterday, 97 cases were being treated at the intensive care units (ICU) nationwide with 64 placed under ventilators.
On recoveries, Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysia reported 10,619 new recoveries yesterday, bringing the cumulative to 4,274,746 or 97.1 per cent of the overall cases in the country.
Malaysia, he said registered five new clusters yesterday, which brings the number of active clusters to 109.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said bed usage at ICUs for Covid-19 patients in states and federal territories (FT) was below 50 per cent, with the nationwide rate at 13 per cent.
As for non-ICU and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC) beds, Dr Noor Hisham said none of the states and FTs reported over 50 per cent occupancy, with the nationwide rates at 19 per cent and five per cent respectively.
On the national infectivity rate (Rt), he said it stood at 0.86.
Negri Sembilan reported Rt value at 0.90; Selangor and Melaka at 0.88; Perak and Kuala Lumpur at 0.87; Terengganu at 0.85; Putrajaya at 0.83; Johor at 0.78; Penang at 0.77; Sabah at 0.70; Kedah at 0.69; Pahang at 0.68; Kelantan at 0.64; while Perlis and Labuan do not have an Rt value as they only recorded six and four cases each.
Meanwhile, another 12 Covid-19 fatalities were recorded yesterday, taking the country's death toll to 35,449.
One of them was a brought-in-dead (BID) case.
According to data from CovidNow and Github, the highest fatality was recorded in Perak with five deaths.
Johor reported three deaths, one death each in Kedah, Melaka, Pahang and Putrajaya.
The BID was reported in Melaka.
In the past two weeks, six Covid-19 deaths were reported per million people in Malaysia with Putrajaya the highest among the states and federal territories with 17 deaths per one million people.