Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 2,000 mark for first time since Nov 20 with 1,672 new infections

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,672 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Nov 29), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,990,431 since the pandemic began.

According to the Health Ministry's KKMNow portal, 1,671 of Tuesday's new Covid-19 infections were locally transmitted while there was one imported case.

The ministry's GitHub data repository showed that this is the first time daily cases have dipped below the 2,000 mark since Nov 20, when 1,633 cases were recorded.

Recoveries outpaced new infections on Tuesday, with 2,722 patients recovering from Covid-19 infections.

This brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 4,927,186 since the pandemic began.

The KKMNow portal also reported that, as at 11.59pm Tuesday, there were 26,578 active cases in the country, of which 24,573 patients, or 92.5% of active cases, were observing home quarantine.

A total of 1,911 Covid-19 patients, or 7.2% of active cases, were warded in hospital while 94 individuals, or 0.4%, were being treated at intensive care units (ICU) throughout the country.

Of those in ICU as at 11.59pm Tuesday, 42 were unventilated while 52 required ventilator support.

The KKMNow portal also reported that Malaysia's current ICU utilisation rate stands at 63% nationwide, while the hospital utilisation rate is at 74.5%.

The portal also reported that 10 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday, with two classified as brought-in-dead.

This brings the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country to 36,667 since the pandemic began.

According to the ministry's GitHub data repository, Kedah and Perak recorded three Covid-19 deaths each on Wednesday, while Selangor, Johor, Melaka and Terengganu recorded one death each.

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