Dr Noor Hisham: 5,162 new Covid-19 cases recorded today, down for second straight day

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Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaking at a press conference on the latest development in the Covid-19 infection case at the Ministry of Health Putrajaya, November 12, 2021. — Bernama pic
Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaking at a press conference on the latest development in the Covid-19 infection case at the Ministry of Health Putrajaya, November 12, 2021. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — New Covid-19 infections in the country have dropped for the second day straight with 5,162 cases recorded in the past 24 hours, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has announced.

This is a decrease of 647 from yesterday’s 5,809.

This brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,546,309.

Dr Noor Hisham revealed that of the new cases, only 104 or 2 per cent were in categories 3, 4 and 5 that require hospitalisation.

“There are currently 524 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU), of which 486 have tested positive, while 38 more are suspected, probable or under investigation for Covid-19.

“Out of these 524,265 need ventilators to help them breathe, including 197 who are confirmed to be positive for Covid-19,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed that no new Covid-19 clusters were discovered in the past 24 hours.

As of today, there are still 266 active clusters in the country.

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