COVID-19: 5,162 new cases bringing cumulative total to 2,546,309, no new cluster formed –DG Dr.Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA NOV.14: The COVID-19 has recorded 5,162 cases today bringing the cumulative total to 2,546,309 or 96.3 per cent more than the cured cases of 5,019 adding the cumulative total to 2,451,216 or 96.3 percent.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases, 11 are imported involving eight citizens and three non-citizens. Meanwhile 4,968 from the local cases are involving citizens or 96.4 per cent while 183 are non-citizens or 3.6 per cent.

“From the new cases, 524 had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 486 COVID-19 confirmed cases; 38 suspected cases, probabilities and cases under investigation while 265 needed respiratory assistance (197 confirmed COVID-19 cases 68 suspected, probabilities and cases under investigation).

“From 5,162 daily cases reported today, 104 cases (2.0 per cent) were categories 3, 4, and 5 while another 5,058 cases (98.0 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, there is no new cluster recorded today while 266 clusters are still active, 5,574 clusters have expired and 5,840 is the total number of clusters since the pandemic started in 2020.

Meanwhile, Dr. Noor Hisham said, as of 13 Nov.4.18 a.m, the number of deaths were 55 bringing the cumulative total to 29,631 with 11 brought in dead (BID) adding to the cumulative total to 5,994.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) would 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 in close range); practice 3W: wash, wear and warn and always wear a face mask in a closed public area. Wearing a double face mask is encouraged.

Dr. Noor Hisham also advised the people to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 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. When group immunity is formed, the group 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 and 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,” Dr. Noor Hisham reiterated.-Malaysia World News



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