Covid-19: More than 97% of new cases have mild or no symptoms, says Health DG


PUTRAJAYA: Only 374 cases, or 2.1%, of the 17,405 Covid-19 cases reported Wednesday (July 27) had serious symptoms and are in Category 3, 4, and 5, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general added that 97.9% (17,031) of the new cases showed mild or no symptoms.

Dr Noor Hisham also said Malaysia reported another 143 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, bringing the national Covid-19 death toll to 8,551.

He said 123 of the casualties were Malaysians while 20 were foreigners.

About 114 had underlying conditions, while the rest had no history of comorbidities.

Some 14 fatalities were "brought-in-dead" cases.

Selangor has the most number of fatalities with 41 deaths.

Other states with death cases are Negri Sembilan (21 deaths), Johor (17), Kuala Lumpur (14), Perak (11), Kedah (10), Sabah (nine), Melaka (seven), Penang (five), Kelantan (five) and Pahang (three).

Currently, there are 1,016 patients at Intensive Care Units (ICU), with 529 on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has also identified 41 new Covid-19 clusters.

This brings the number of active ones nationwide to 1,050.

Of the 41 new clusters, 22 are workplace outbreaks. The clusters have so far found 1,089 positive cases.

Another 16 clusters are community outbreaks, which has 324 confirmed cases to date.

Two clusters are outbreaks found at detention centres. So far, 56 positive cases have been confirmed.

One cluster is linked to an educational institution and has nine positive cases.

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