PUTRAJAYA FEB.14: COVID-19 infections have recorded 21,315 new cases today a little higher compared to yesterday’s figure bringing the cumulative total to 3,061,550 with 87 cases (0.41 per cent) in categories 3,4 and 5 and 21,228 cases (99.59 per cent) in categories 1 and 2.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in his Facebook post said, 6,200 cases (29.09 per cent) are in category 1, 15,028 cases (70.50 per cent) in category 2, 48 cases (0.23 per cent) in category 3, 23 cases (0.11 per cent) category 4 and 16 cases (0.07 per cent) in category 5.
Meanwhile the COVID-19 infectivity rate in Malaysia as a whole is 1.43 based on the daily cases on 13th Feb.2022 while in East Malaysia namely Labuan has the highest with 1.90, followed by Sabah 1.60 and Sarawak 1.61.
Dr. Noor Hisham added states in the Peninsular namely Selangor has recorded 1.37 as its infectivity rate, Pulau Pinang 1.44, Johor, Kedah and Kelantan 1.35, Melaka 1.19, Kuala Lumpur 1.22, Putrajaya 1.30, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu 1.34, Pahang 1.39, Perak 1.27 and Perlis 1.43.
On another development Dr. Noor Hisham said, compared to the epidemiology week (ME) 5/2022 the admission of COVID-19 patients to the public hospitals in categories 3, 4 and 5 have shown an increase in all age groups except the teenagers.
“The admissions of children, adults and senior citizens to the public hospitals have shown a double increase in ME6/2022. Following this situation the Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed the qualified children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens to be vaccinated and get their booster doses at the nearby vaccination centres (PPV),” Dr, Noor Hisham said.-Malaysia World News