KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of patients who recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia today exceeded new cases when 16,650 recoveries were recorded compared to 15,759 new infections, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said that of the 15,759 new cases reported, only 288 cases or 1.8% were in categories three, four and five.
"A total of 15,471 or 98.2% of the cases are in categories one and two," he said in a statement.
Covid-19 is a five-category disease, with category five being the most severe.
Dr Noor Hisham said the data on death and other data on the current situation regarding Covid-19 in Malaysia would be uploaded on the GitHub and https://covidnow.moh.gov.my websites.
He said 23 new clusters were reported on Tuesday (Sept 21), with nine clusters involving workplaces, nine in the community, three involving high-risk groups and two linked to education institutions.
He said the Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-Naught) in the country today was 0.93.
Pahang had the highest R-Naught reading at 1.07 while Labuan was the only state with zero R-Naught value, he added.
Cumulatively, Tthere have been 2,127,934 cases in Malaysia to date.
Sarawak recorded the highest number of cases at 3,732, followed by Johor (1,959) and Selangor (1,934). - Bernama