Malaysia records 3,361 new Covid-19 cases, up by 883 from yesterday

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People wearing face masks throng the Gerbang Malam night market in Ipoh 26, 2022. — Picture by Farhan Najib
People wearing face masks throng the Gerbang Malam night market in Ipoh 26, 2022. — Picture by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Malaysia saw an uptick in new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 3,361 Covid-19 cases.

The latest figure is an increase of 883 cases compared to 2,478 cases yesterday.

At the same time, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 9,484 patients have recovered from the infection.

Of the 3,361 cases today, 3,355 are local infections, with the remaining six from abroad involving four Malaysians and two foreigners.

“Of the 3,361 daily cases reported on April 26, 2022, there were 1,256 cases in Category 1 (37.37 per cent); 2,075 cases in Category 2 (61.74 per cent); 11 cases in Category 3 (0.33 per cent); 4 cases in Category 4 (0.11 per cent); and 15 cases in Category 5 (0.45 per cent),” Dr Noor Hisham said, adding that 63 cases required ventilators.

Of the number today, 101 cases require treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Dr Noor Hisham added that of the 30 people in Categories 3, 4 and 5, 14 were not vaccinated or have not completed their vaccination, 10 are vaccinated but have not received their booster jab while 17 have comorbidities, with six patients having received their booster jab.

He also said that there are currently 92 active Covid-19 clusters nationwide, but no new ones were recorded yesterday.

The Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-naught or R0) is now at 0.73 nationwide.

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