KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — The Health Ministry reported 11,332 Covid-19 cases today, reversing the downward trend of the past 24 hours.
New daily infections had been declining over the past few days and reached a low of 10,959 yesterday.
With today’s latest figure, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections in the country now stands at 2,220,526.
Dr Noor Hisham said Sarawak recorded the highest number of cases with 2,358.
This was followed by Selangor (1,231), Johor (1,319), Kelantan (1,088), Sabah (965), Penang (895), Kedah (819), Perak (678), Pahang (677), Terengganu (629), Melaka (303), Kuala Lumpur (240), Negri Sembilan (89), Putrajaya (19), Perlis (19) and Labuan (three).
Meanwhile, the nationwide Covid-19 infectivity rate — denoted by the scientific term ‘R-naught’ for the country has gone down to 0.90.
The figure at the national level has been below 1.00 since September 1.
Dr Noor Hisham in a statement this evening said that from the total infections reported today, 11,309 cases were local transmissions involving 10,475 Malaysians and 834 foreigners. The remaining 23 were imported cases.
He added that there are currently 986 Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, with 574 intubated and placed on ventilators.
He also said that health authorities had identified 15 new clusters in the last 24 hours, comprising nine community clusters and six workplace clusters.
This brings the total number of active clusters in the country to 1,151.
The ongoing clusters have fallen by 12.5 per cent from the 1,315 active clusters a week ago, Dr Noor Hisham added.
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