Floods: Health Ministry detects 58 cases of different infectious diseases among flood victims

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Jan 2022

PETALING JAYA: Another 58 new cases of infectious disease were detected among flood victims throughout the country, says the Health Ministry on Wednesday (Jan 5).

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 32 were acute respiratory infections (ARI), 20 were skin diseases while six were cases of acute gastroenteritis (AGE).

"This brings the cumulative total of infectious diseases found among flood victims to 2,270," said Dr Noor Hisham.

There were no new cases of Covid-19 among flood victims reported in the past 24 hours up to 3pm on Wednesday.

Dr Noor Hisham said currently, the total of Covid-19 cases among flood victims remained at 465, of which 15 were discovered at temporary evacuation centres (PPS).

At present, there were 11,355 flood victims nationwide in Pahang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah.

There were 147 PPS still operating in the six states.

On Wednesday, Malaysia recorded 3,270 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the cumulative total of infections to 2,773,156.

Dr Noor Hisham said 3,201 cases (97.9%) were either mild or asymptomatic.

Some 69 cases (2.1%) were those in Category 3, 4 and 5.

In the same 24-hour span, 3,195 patients had recovered and were discharged from treatment.

This brought the total of Covid-19 recoveries to 2,701,808 - a recovery rate of 97.4%.

There were 252 imported cases involving 222 Malaysians and 30 foreigners.

Currently, there were 257 patients in intensive care units (ICU) and 137 who were on ventilator support.

The Health Ministry also detected four new clusters, bringing the number of active ones to 195.

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