COVID-19: 7,372 new cases, 8 new clusters, Perlis records highest infectivity rate of 1.10 – DG Dr. Noor Hisham


PUTRAJAYA OCT.10: The COVID-19 daily new cases has been below 10,000 mark recently and today Malaysia recorded 7,373 cases adding the cumulative total to 2,339,594 while 10,959 cured cases contributing to the grand total to 2,195,669.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the new cases, 6,991 or 94.8 per cent were involving citizens and 380 or 5.2 per cent non-citizens.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, 762 cases had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 702 were COVID-19 cases, 60 suspected, probable and cases under investigation while 410 cases requiring respiratory aids with 117 suspected, probable, and cases under investigations.

“There are only eight new clusters today involving five in the community namely four in Kelantan and one in Pahang while one at the work place in Kedah, one high risk groups in Johor and one religious cluster in Johor.

“There were 5,588 clusters since the pandemic started in early 2020 while 4,778 had been expired and 810 clusters still active,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added from the new cases only 133 cases or 1.8 per cent from categories 3, 4, and 5; and another 7,240 cases or 98.2 per cent from categories 1 and 2.

On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the COVID-19 infectivity rate in Malaysia as of 9th Oct. 2021 is 0.86 while Perlis is the highest recording 1.10 followed by Putrajaya (1.03), Negeri Sembilan (1.02), Kelantan (0.96),

Terengganu (0.96), Melaka (0.95), Pahang (0.94), Kuala Lumpur (0.90), Kedah (0.87), Perak (0.86),Selangor (0.85), Sarawak (0.85), Sabah (0.85), Johor (0.84), Pulau Pinang (0.82) and Labuan (0). –Malaysia World News


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