Covid-19 (Oct 9): 8,743 new cases, breakdown by states data delayed

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Covid-19 (Oct 9): 8,743 new cases, breakdown by states data delayed
Covid-19 (Oct 9): 8,743 new cases, breakdown by states data delayed

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry today reported 8,743 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative infections to 2,332,221.


In a break from the norm, Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah did not release a breakdown of the data by states.


Instead, Noor Hisham said the data will be available on CovidNow, the Health Ministry's portal which tracks the pandemic.


The portal normally only updates its data at midnight.


At the time of writing, today's new Covid-19 cases by states are not yet available on the portal.

The breakdown was not included in the Noor Hisham's daily statement either.

In his statement, Noor Hisham said that as the country move's to the endemic phase of living with Covid-19, the method of reporting and breakdown of data will focus more on key and important indicators.

On the nationwide front, the number of new Covid-19 cases today was outpaced by recoveries (14,422).

  • Patients in ICU: 770

  • Intubated: 419

Today's active cases and reported deaths will only be released after midnight. For yesterday's figures, click here.

The national R-naught is at 0.86 indicating that the spread of Covid-19 is in decline.

However, Putrajaya, Perlis, and Negeri Sembilan have an R-naught above 1.0, suggesting that pandemic is worsening there.

Clusters

To date, 845 Covid-19 clusters are still active, including 10 new clusters reported today.

The ongoing clusters have fallen by 19.1 percent from the 1,044 active clusters a week ago.

The 10 new clusters today comprised four workplace clusters (40.0 percent), four community clusters (40.0 percent) and two high-risk group clusters (20.0 percent).

Jalan Tampin Gemas 2
Category: Workplace
States: Negeri Sembilan
District(s): Tampin
Initial tests: 68 out of 81 infected (84.0 percent)

Industri Jalan Kesturi
Category: Workplace
States: Johor
District(s): Batu Pahat
Initial tests: 10 out of 32 infected (31.2 percent)

Industri Dua Jalan Labohan Dagang-Nilai
Category: Workplace
States: Selangor
District(s): Kuala Langat and Klang
Initial tests: 15 out of 93 infected (16.1 percent)

Sawit Ulu Keratong
Category: Workplace
States: Pahang
District(s): Rompin
Initial tests: 40 out of 149 infected (26.8 percent)

Kampung Belukar Kubang Gadong
Category: Community
States: Kelantan
District(s): Pasir Mas
Initial tests: 7 out of 11 infected (63.6 percent)

Kampung Nakhoda Saamah
Category: Community
States: Kelantan
District(s): Kota Bharu, and Bachok
Initial tests: 10 out of 23 infected (43.5 percent)

Kampung Seboi
Category: Community
States: Pahang
District(s): Temerloh
Initial tests: 51 out of 148 infected (34.5 percent)

Sungai Pelus
Category: Community
States: Perak
District(s): Kuala Kangsar
Initial tests: 98 out of 369 infected (26.6 percent)

Jalan Masjid Negeri
Category: High-risk group
States: Penang
District(s): Timur Laut
Initial tests: 43 out of 89 infected (48.3 percent)

Jalan Tengku Abdul Samad
Category: High-risk group
States: Pahang
District(s): Raub
Initial tests: 20 out of 93 infected (21.5 percent)

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