Covid-19: Cases rise above 6,000, says Health DG

PETALING JAYA: The number of new Covid-19 cases has gone up to 6,210, after staying below the 6,000 mark for three days, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said of the new cases, 98.1% (6,094) were mild and asymptomatic.

"Another 116 cases or 1.9% are Category Three, Four and Five infections," he said in a press statement on Thursday (Oct 21).

There were 42 imported cases involving 19 Malaysians and 23 foreigners.

Of the 6,168 locally-transmitted infections, 5,860 (95%) involved Malaysians and the remaining 308 (5%) involved foreigners.

Cumulatively, Malaysia has recorded a total of 2,413,592 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic last year.

A total of 7,562 Covid-19 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,303,583 or 95.4%

There are now 677 patients in intensive care units nationwide, up from 666 on Wednesday (Oct 20), with 319 on ventilator support.

The Covid-19 death toll currently stands at 28,138 after another 76 people died on Wednesday. Of the total fatalities, 14 were classified as brought-in-dead (BID) cases, based on the CovidNow website.

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