PETALING JAYA: A total of 13 new Covid-19 clusters were identified on Tuesday (Jan 25), says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The Health director-general said this brings the tally to 244 active clusters in Malaysia.
"As of Tuesday (Jan 25), another 4,066 new Covid-19 cases were recorded for a cumulative total of 2,840,225.
"Out of the 4,066 new Covid-19 cases, 442 are imported cases and 3,624 are local cases.
"A total of 50 patients fall under Categories 3, 4 and 5 whereas there are 4,016 cases under Categories 1 and 2," he added.
"Among them, 131 cases require treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) whereby 113 are confirmed Covid-19 cases and 18 are suspected cases, probabilities, and cases under investigation.
"There are 65 patients who require respiratory assistance.
"Out of the 65 cases, 46 are confirmed Covid-19 cases and 19 are suspected cases, probabilities, and cases under investigation," he said, adding that 3,559 patients have recovered from Covid-19.
Dr Noor Hisham added that a total of 162 Omicron cases were detected in the country between Sunday (Jan 23) to Tuesday (Jan 25).
"The Institute of Medical Research (IMR) has identified 89 new cases; University of Malaya Faculty of Medicine (FOM-UM) has identified 71 new cases, while Malaysia Genome and the Vaccine Institute (MGI) has identified two new cases.
"All of these cases are Omicron variants.
"This brings the cumulative number of cases to 6,188 cases of Delta variants; 601 cases of Omicron variants; 233 Beta variant cases; and 14 Alpha variant cases," he said.
On the infectivity rate, Dr Noor Hisham said the national R-nought rate stood at 1.09 with 11 states and territories recording a rate of 1.0 and above.
These were Negri Sembilan (1.16), Kedah (1.09), Johor (1.09), Kuala Lumpur (1.07), Melaka (1.04), Putrajaya (1.04), Selangor (1.04), Penang (1.03), Pahang (1.01), Kelantan (1.0) and Perak (1.0).
Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan were the lowest on the chart with a zero infectivity rate recorded.