PUTRAJAYA NOV.27: Malaysia has recorded 0.97 COVID-19 infectivity rate today with 5,097 daily new cases bringing the cumulative total to 2,619,577 while 5,352 cured cases recording the cumulative total to 2,619,577 or 96.3 per cent.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, even though the infectivity rate of Malaysia as a whole is less than 1.00 but Labuan has recorded 1.22 followed by Kuala Lumpur, Kedah (1.04), Melaka (1.01), Putrajaya, Pulau Pinang (1.03), Selangor, Perak (1.02) and Pahang (1.01).
Dr. Noor Hisham said, the infectivity rate of COVID-19 for Johor is 1.00, Sabah, Terengganu (0.98), Negeri Sembilan (0.94), Perlis (0.88) and Sarawak (0.78).
“From the new cases, 4,876 (96.0 per cent) are involving citizens while 204 are non-citizens (4.0 per cent) with 17 imported cases affecting 14 citizens and three non-citizens.
“Cases requiring treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) involve 510 (423 COVID-19 confirmed cases; 87 suspected cases, probabilities, and cases under investigation); while 258 cases requiring respiratory assistance (171 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 87 suspected cases, probabilities, and cases under investigation),” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
Meanwhile, out of 5,097 daily cases reported, 84 cases or 1.6 per cent were categories three, four and five while 5,014 cases or 98.4 per cent from categories one and two.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, there are eight new clusters reported today with 234 active clusters, 5,694 have expired and 5,928 clusters have been formed since the pandemic started in early 2020.
Dr. Noor Hisham said the Ministry of Health (MOH) would also like to advise the public, including individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to continue to comply with the recommendations and health advice that is often emphasized, namely; avoid 3S (avoid crowded, narrow areas and chat at close range), practise 3W that is wash, wear and warn and always wear a face mask in a closed public area. Wearing a double face mask is encouraged.
The Ministry also advised to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) as the new norm and get the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of serious infections, the number of deaths while building cluster immunity.
“By taking the vaccine, we can protect the people around us from the possibility of COVID-19 infection. With group immunity formed groups that are not yet eligible for immunization such as children can be protected. Protection for all starts from ourselves.
“MOH will continue to monitor the development of infections in the country, as well as abroad through information obtained from the World Health Organisation (WHO). MOH will ensure that appropriate preventive and control measures are implemented on an ongoing basis,” said Dr. Noor Hisham. –Malaysia World News