Covid-19: Four new cases among flood victims, bringing total to 465, says Health DG


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  • Tuesday, 04 Jan 2022

PUTRAJAYA: Four new Covid-19 cases were reported among flood victims on Tuesday (Jan 4), bringing the total number to 465, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

However, none were detected at evacuation centres.

The Health director-general said the number of Covid-19 cases at the 198 evacuation centres in seven states remains at 15 and there were no new clusters, with only one cluster reported so far.

As of Jan 4, Dr Noor Hisham said there were 135 cases of infectious diseases among flood victims involving acute respiratory infections (102 cases), skin disease (28) and acute gastroenteritis (AGE) (5).

Meanwhile, a total of 2,862 recoveries were reported on Jan 4, bringing the cumulative number to 2,698,613.

Dr Noor Hisham said of the 2,842 new Covid-19 cases reported, 332 were imported cases involving 292 Malaysians and 40 foreigners.

“The Health Ministry reported two new clusters, bringing the number of active clusters to 200,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 4).

Dr Noor Hisham said that 252 cases required treatment in the intensive care units, of which 196 are Covid-19 confirmed patients, 56 suspected, probable and cases under investigation.

Of the reported daily cases, 47 cases (1.7%) are in categories 3,4 and 5.

“A total of 2,795 patients or 98.3% are those in categories 1 and 2,” he said.

The Covid-19 infectivity rate or R-nought (Rt) in Malaysia for Jan 4 was 0.99, with Johor and Kelantan showing the highest at 1 followed by Kedah at 0.98.

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