Daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia crosses back over 6,000 mark today

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People wearing face masks shop for fresh seafood at the Chow Kit market in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
People wearing face masks shop for fresh seafood at the Chow Kit market in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 tally continued its upswing with 6,144 fresh cases today.

The latest update sees a slight increase from the 5,755 cases logged yesterday.

This brings the cumulative cases in the country to 2,608,979 since the pandemic began.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the 6,144 new cases today involved 6,132 locally-transmitted cases (with 95.6 per cent or 5,862 Malaysians and 4.4 per cent or 270 non-citizens) and 12 imported cases (11 Malaysians and one non-citizen).

Out of the 6,144 new Covid-19 cases today, the bulk of them at 98.4 per cent or 6,048 were patients in the less severe Category 1 and 2, while 1.6 per cent or 96 cases were in the severe Categories 3, 4 and 5.

As of noon today, an additional 6,602 patients recovered from Covid-19, which brings the cumulative total of recoveries in Malaysia to 2,510,029 or 96.2 per cent of all Covid-19 cases logged so far.

Also, as of noon today, 516 of Covid-19 patients require treatment at intensive care units (443 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 73 suspected, probable and under investigation cases), while 272 require respiratory support (157 confirmed cases, and 115 suspected, probable and under investigation cases).

Malaysia has so far recorded 5,913 Covid-19 clusters, with 235 clusters still active including seven new clusters recorded today, and with the remaining 5,678 clusters having already ended.

The national rate of infectivity based on cases reported on November 24 is at 0.99, with the highest rate by state or federal territory being Labuan at 1.18, followed by Putrajaya (1.12), Kuala Lumpur (1.05), Selangor and Johor both at 1.04, Pahang (1.03), Perak and Melaka both at 1.02, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Sabah at 1.01, and Penang (1.0).

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