Covid-19: Only 2.3% of 6,145 new cases in category three, four and five, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: Out of the 6,145 new Covid-19 cases recorded on Sunday (Oct 17), 6,133 were locally transmitted while 12 were imported cases, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"A total of 142 cases (2.3%) were in category three, four and five, while 6,003 cases (97.7%) consisted of those in category one and two," the Health director-general said in a statement Sunday (Oct 17).

Dr Noor Hisham added that there were 9,231 recoveries on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,270,520 since the pandemic began.

He also said that there were 682 cases in intensive care, with 350 requiring ventilator support.

As of Sunday, the infectivity rate of the country was also at 0.88 with the highest infectivity rate recorded in Putrajaya (1.06) followed by Negri Sembilan (1.03) and Kuala Lumpur (1.00).

All the other areas recorded an infectivity rate of below one.

There were also nine new clusters reported, bringing the cumulative active clusters in the country to 676 clusters.

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