23,564 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new clusters, 19,362 cases with not complete vaccination –DG Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA AUG.20: Malaysia’s daily COVID-19 cases is on the rise reaching 23,564 today with the cumulative total of 1,513,024 with 21,448 cured cases bringing the grand total to 1,241,894 or 82.1 percent while 257,417 are active cases nationwide.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the daily death cases have reached the cumulative total to 13,713 or 0.91 per cent with 233 death cases recorded today.

“From the new cases, 1,062 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 518 requiring respiratory aids. The infected were 19,714 (83.7 per cent) involving the locals while 3,287 (16.3 per cent) were non-citizens.

“There are 38 new clusters reported today and out of which 22 are at work places, 14 in the community, one other education cluster and one private educational institution registered under the Ministry of Higher Education cluster,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, from 23,564 daily cases reported today, 431 (1.8 per cent) were from categories 3, 4 and 5. While another 23,133 cases (98.2 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2.

He said, this is based on the current clinical condition of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases. Some of the cases remained in the same category throughout the period of infection, however some changed the health status of the cases either improving to a lower category or declining to a higher category.

“Overall, 19,362 (82.2 per cent) of the total cases reported today are missing or incomplete vaccination. Get the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of serious infections. It is hoped that this will reduce COVID-19 infection in the country, especially cases in categories 3 to 5,” Dr. Noor.Hisham added.

The Director General said, based on the latest data on 19 Aug. 2021, Malaysia’s R T value (infectivity rate) is 1.04. The states that recorded the highest R T value were Perlis (1.31), followed by Sabah (1.22), and Sarawak (1.21). All states recorded R T above 1.0 except the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, the Federal Territory of Labuan, and Negeri Sembilan.

Meanwhile from the 233 death cases today 101 cases are in Selangor, 31 in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, 23 in Johor, 17 in Sabah, 16 in Perak, 15 in Pulau Pinang, 11 in Negeri Sembilan, nine in Kedah, four in Terengganu, and three cases each in Kelantan and Pahang.

States contributing to new COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 6,626, Sabah (2,140), Kedah (1,824), Kuala Lumpur (1,610), Johor (1,440), Pulau Pinang (1,419), Sarawak (1,321), Kelantan (1,256), Perak (1,089), Pahang (709), Melaka (689), Negeri Sembilan (571), Terengganu (558), Perlis (42), Putrajaya (37) and Labuan (3). –Malaysia World News




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