Covid-19: Five new clusters, 15 cases among evacuees

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  • Friday, 31 Dec 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Five new clusters were detected on Friday (Dec 31), bringing the number of active clusters to 21, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He also said 15 new Covid-19 cases were recorded involving evacuees at the temporary relief centres (PPS), bringing the total number of cases among flood victims to 444, Bernama reports.

He said no new cluster was reported involving flood evacuees at any PPS.

However, he said there were four cases of infectious diseases involving flood victims today, three of which involved acute respiratory infection and one case of skin infection.

Malaysia recorded 3,573 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative tally to 2,758,086.

He said of the total cases, only 52 or 1.5% were in categories three, four and five, while 3,521 cases (98.5%) were in categories one and two.

He said the daily tally involved 3,230 cases of local transmission and 343 imported cases.

A total of 3,988 recoveries were recorded, bringing the cumulative total of recoveries to 2,685,378.

"There are 269 cases in the intensive care unit with 163 requiring ventilator support,” he said in his daily statement on the Covid-19 situation today.

He added the infectivity (Rt) rate in the country was recorded at 0.98 as of yesterday.

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