Covid: 19,090 new cases recorded Thursday - Health DG

10 Feb 2022 08:08pm
 Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah - BERNAMA
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah - BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR - The number of Covid-19 new infections jumped to 19,090 cases today from 17,134 reported yesterday, bringing the total cumulative figure to 2,975,422, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The last time Malaysia recorded new Covid-19 cases of above the 19,000 mark was on Sept 15 last year, with 19,495 cases.

Dr Noor Hisham, in an update via his Twitter account, said 99.41 per cent or 18,977 new cases were in categories one and two, while another 113 cases or 0.59 per cent were in categories three, four and five.

Categories one and two refer to Covid-19 patients with no or mild symptoms while category three is patients with pneumonia, category four needs oxygen assistance and category five requires respiratory assistance.

On the infectivity rate (Rt), Dr Noor Hisham said the country’s Rt was at 1.47 yesterday with Labuan recording the highest Rt of 1.94 followed by Sarawak (1.84), Sabah (1.73) and Perlis (1.67).

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham, in a statement said of the total new cases, 18,956 were local transmissions while 134 were imported cases and 158 cases were being treated in the intensive care unit with 78 of them requiring respiratory support.

According to him, 5,712 recoveries were reported today, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 2,835,464.

In addition, 14 new clusters were recorded with 395 clusters still active thus far.

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