Less Than 2% Of New Covid-19 Cases In Categories 3, 4 & 5

Source-Bloomberg
  • Only 1.7 per cent or 220 of the 12,735 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours until noon today were in categories three, four and five.

  • Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the other 98.3 percent were in category one with no symptoms and in category two, with mild symptoms.

Less Than 2% Of New Covid-19 Cases In Categories 3, 4 & 5

Only 220 of the 12,735 COVID-19 instances reported in the last 24 hours, or 1.7 per cent, were in categories three, four, or five. Those in categories three and four require oxygen support, while those in category five require the use of ventilators. 

The remaining 12,515 new cases, or 98.3 per cent, were in category one, with no symptoms, and category two, with mild symptoms, according to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “Of the new cases, 17 are imported cases involving nine Malaysians and eight foreign people, while 12,718 are local infections involving 11,842 Malaysians and 876 foreign nationals," according to the report. 

“Also, 17,725 cases were recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 2,054,824 cases, or 91.5 per cent," he added in a statement today on COVID-related achievements in the country. Dr Noor Hisham further mentioned that 924 individuals were being treated in intensive care facilities, with 849 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases and 75 suspected, probable, and under-investigated cases. According to him, 512 individuals required respiratory support, with 387 instances testing positive and the remaining 125 cases being suspected, probable, or under investigation.

He went on to say that 15 new clusters had been discovered, nine of which were tied to workplaces, five to the virus spreading within the community, and one to a high-risk group.

SOURCE-Reuters

Late tonight, the most recent number of fatalities will be uploaded to COVIDNOW at https://covidnow.moh.gov.my.

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