COVID-19 cases dropped to 17,236, 19 new clusters at work places –DG Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA AUG.9: The daily new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia today has dropped to 17,236 bringing the cumulative total to 1,279,776 with 227,230 active cases while 15,187 cases have been cured adding to the grand total to 1,041,585 or 81.4 per cent.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases 4,556 or 26.4 per cent had a history of COVID-19 immunization.

“From the daily new cases reported today, 372 or 2.2 per cent were from categories 3, 4 and 5. While another 16,864 or 97.8 per cent were from categories 1 and 2.

“This was 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 also changed the health status of the cases either improving to a lower category or declining to a higher category,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

On the other hand, 212 death cases were reported today involving 76 cases in Selangor, Johor (24), Kedah (20) Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (18), Pahang (16), Negeri Sembilan (14), Penang (12), Sabah (11), Melaka (8), Terengganu (5), Kelantan (4), Perak (2), and one each in Perlis and Sarawak.

 Dr. Noor Hisham added, from the new cases 14, 437 or 83.9 per cent were involving Malaysians and 2,770 or 16.1 per cent were non-citizens while 1,095 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 579 requiring respiratory aids.

He added, 36 new clusters have been reported today and out of which 19 are from the work places, 13 in the community two in the detention centres, one religious cluster and one involving the high risk group.

The Director General said, 1,232 clusters are active and the cumulative total is 3,974 clusters that have been formed since the pandemic started in March 2020.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, based on the latest data on 8th August 2021, the value of (infectivity rate) RT Malaysia is 1.07.

The states that recorded the highest RT value were Kelantan (1.25) followed by Terengganu (1.19), and Sabah (1.17). All states recorded RTs above 1.0 except the Federal Territory of Labuan and Perlis.

States contributing new COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 5,740, Kuala Lumpur (1,567), Sabah (1,247), Sarawak (589), Negeri Sembilan (1,215), Kedah (1,328), Pulau Pinang (908), Kelantan (914), Perak (935), Melaka (360), Pahang (604), Terengganu (501), Labuan (8), Putrajaya (66) and Perlis 22. –Malaysia World News




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