PUTRAJAYA DEC.17: Malaysia has recorded 4,362 new COVID-19 cases today bringing the cumulative total to 2,711,764 with 5,098 cured cases adding to the cumulative total to 2,625,245 or 96.8 per cent.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases 28 are imported involving 13 citizens and 15 non-citizens while the local cases have affected 4,099 citizens (94.6 per cent) and 235 non-citizens (5.4 per cent).
Dr. Noor Hisham added, 400 cases requiring treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 198 cases requiring respiratory assistance.
“From the new cases, 89 cases (2.0 per cent) were from categories 3, 4, and 5; and another 4,273 (98.0 per cent) were categories 1 and 2.
“Today 12 new clusters were reported, 257 active, 5,817 had expired and 6,074 clusters had been formed since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, on the whole the infectivity rate of COVID-19 for Malaysia today is 0.90 while Sarawak has recorded the lowest with 0.75.
Meanwhile, the infectivity rate under 1.00 today involves 12 states namely Terengganu, Perak, Labuan, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor, Selangor, Perlis, Kedah, Putrajaya, Kelantan and Sabah while 1.00 for Pahang and Pulau Pinang.
On the other hand, Negeri Sembilan has recorded 1.02 being the highest infectivity rate in the country today. – Malaysia World News