‘10,089 new infections, 137 ICU admissions’

PETALING JAYA: Of the new 10,089 Covid-19 infections, 137 cases are being treated at the ICU.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his daily statement said that 77 cases have been classified as Categories Three, Four and Five, making up 0.8% of the daily figure yesterday.

Seventy one cases required assisted breathing, he added.

The country also recorded 6,460 recoveries.

Perlis and Sabah recorded the highest infectivity rate in the country, with 1.49 and 1.41 respectively.

The national rate is currently at 1.20.

Eleven new clusters have also been identified.

“Individuals that have tested positive and are listed as Categories 1 and 2A (light symptoms) and are not in the high risk groups do not need to report themselves at the Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) and would only need to do self assessments via the Health Assessment Tool located in the MySejahtera app.

“Those under Categories 2B (medium symptoms) and higher, regardless if they are under the high risk groups, and those with worsening symptoms, must report themselves at the CAC or their nearest hospitals for further checks. They do not have to wait for the CAC to call them,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham added that patients who had no symptoms and have completed their vaccinations will only need to be isolated for seven days. Those with symptoms and non completed vaccinations or without vaccinations will be isolated for 10 days.

“Those that have yet to receive their vaccines and have never been infected are most at risk of getting infected. The ministry advises them to register and get vaccinated immediately,” he said.

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