COVID-19: Malaysia records 1.14 infectivity rate, 4,915 new cases, 14 new clusters – Dr. Noor Hisham


PUTRAJAYA JAN.30: The infectivity rate of COVID-19 in Malaysia generally is 1.14 as recorded today with 4,915 new cases bringing the cumulative total to 2,865,984 while 3,056 cured cases recording 2,780,771 as the grand total or 97.0 per cent.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, Labuan is the only state recording 0.00 infectivity rate of Covid-19 while Terengganu with the lowest of 0.93, Sarawak 1.00 and Pahang 1.03.

Meanwhile he said, Perak and Sabah have recorded 1.04 infectivity rate, Pulau Pinang and Kelantan 1.07, Selangor 1.10, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka 1.13, Johor 1.15, Perlis 1.16, Kedah 1.18 while Putrajaya and Negeri Sembilan 1.20.

“From the new cases, 120 have been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU), while 65 needed respiratory aids. The new cases have infected 4,727 citizens (96.7 per cent) and 154 non-citizens (3.3 per cent).

“In today’s new cases only 39 (0.8 per cent) were categories 3, 4 and 5 while another 4,876 (99.2 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, there are 14 new clusters recorded today, 301 still active, 6,112 have expired while 6,413 clusters have been formed since COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020.

“For those who have not received the vaccine but have never been infected with COVID-19, you are now in the group most at risk of getting COVID-19 infection.

“MOH’s advice is to immediately register and get the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who have registered, MOH requests that you attend the appointment in order to protect yourself and your loved ones,” Dr. Noor Hisham said.

He added, 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). The Ministry will ensure that appropriate preventive and control measures are implemented on an ongoing basis.-Malaysia World News

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