COVID-19: KL records highest infectivity rate of 1.09, 6,355 new cases, and 10 new clusters –DG Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA NOV.19: The infectivity rate of COVID-19 on the whole for Malaysia today is 1.02 while the top five states recording high infectivity rates include Kuala Lumpur with 1.09, Negeri Sembilan (1.07), Putrajaya (1.06), Selangor (1.05) and Kelantan (1.06).

Other states are Pahang with 1.04, Johor (1.03), Kedah (1.02), Perak (1.02) and Terengganu (1.01) while other states recording below 1.00 include Melaka with 0.99, Sabah (0.97), Pulau Pinang (0.96), Perlis (0.89), Sarawak (0.85) and Labuan 0.0.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the daily COVID-19 new cases today is 6,355 bringing the cumulative total to 2,575,888 with 5,032 cured cases adding the cumulative total to 2,477,314 or 96.2 per cent.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, there are 31 imported cases involving 20 citizens and 11 non-citizens. From the 6,324 local cases 1,112 (96.6 per cent) are involving the citizens while 212 non-citizens (3.4 per cent).

“From the new cases, 542 have to be admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 436 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 106 suspected cases, probabilities and cases under investigations while 268 need respiratory aids (173 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 95 suspected cases, probabilities and cases under investigations),” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

The Director General added, there are 10 new clusters reported today, with 246 active clusters, 5,631 have expired while the number of clusters are 5,877 since the pandemic started early 2020.

Dr. Noor Hisham said from the new COVID-19 cases reported, 115 cases (1.8 per cent) were categories 3, 4, 5 and another 6,240 cases ((8.2 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2.

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) this is the status of COVID-19 until 19 Nov.2021 (12.00 noon). –Malaysia World News


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