Covid-19: Another 13,104 cases, 1.5% in categories 3, 4 and 5

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Only 1.5% or 201 of the 13,104 new Covid-19 cases reported until noon on Sunday (Sept 26) are in categories three, four and five.

Category three patients are those with pneumonia while those in category four require oxygen support and those in category five need ventilators.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the remaining 12,903 cases (98.5%) were in category one with no symptoms or in category two with minor symptoms.

"Of the new daily cases, eight are imported cases involving three Malaysians and five foreign nationals while 13,096 are locally-transmitted cases involving 11,892 Malaysians and 1,204 foreign nationals.

"There were also 20,971 recovery cases recorded, bringing the tally in this country to 1,989,512 or 90.5%," he said on the Covid-19 developments on Sunday.

He added that 1,058 cases were being treated at intensive care units, comprising 850 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 208 suspected, possible and under-investigation cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said 580 of the cases required respiratory support with 365 confirmed as Covid-19 cases and 215 were suspected, possible and under-investigation cases.

He also said 12 new infection clusters were detected, six linked to workplaces and another six spread within the community.

Dr Noor Hisham said the anticipated Covid-19 infectivity rate or R-naught (Rt) based on the new cases nationwide yesterday was 0.91 while Pahang and Putrajaya recorded the highest at 1.02.

"The Rt of below 1.0 were recorded by other states, with Terengganu recording 0.98, Perak and Kelantan (0.97), Sarawak (0.96), Johor (0.95), Perlis (0.93), Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor (0.89), Penang (0.88), Sabah (0.86), Kedah (0.85), Kuala Lumpur (0.84) and Labuan (zero).

"The number of fatalities will be uploaded for display on the GitHub website and CovidNow at late tonight," he added.

He also said that until Sept 13, 758,919 RTK-Antigen self-tests were done with 14.5% or 107,421 of the individuals detected to be positive for Covid-19. – Bernama

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