Saturday , February 4 2023

98.3% of new cases Wednesday in categories one, two – DG health


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 98.3 percent as of 7,817 of 7,950 new Covid-19 cases reported this afternoon were in category one (asymptomatic) and category two (mild symptoms).

Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said the remaining 133 cases, as 1.7 percent, were in categories three, four and five.

Category three refers to patients with pneumonia, category four as requiring oxygen and category five as required ventilator support.

“Of the total new cases, 7,921 cases were local transfers with 7,275 citizens and 646 foreigners, while 29 cases were imported with 21 citizens and eight non-citizens,” he said in a statement today.

He said 10,832 patients had been recovered today, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 2,227,889.

Dr Noor Hisham said 725 cases were treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) with 710 confirmed positive for Covid-19, while another 15 more were suspected than probable cases and those being investigated.

He said a total of 380 cases require respiratory assistance consisting of 304 patients who tested positive for Covid-19, while 76 suspected or probable cases and cases were investigated.

He said 13 new clusters were discovered overnight, with six clusters involving the workplace, three in the community, one cluster each involved among the high-risk group and other educational and private educational institutions registered under the Ministry of Education.

Dr Noor Hisham said the infection rate of Covid-19 as R-nothing (RT) was yesterday in Malaysia at 0.88, with Putrajaya the highest at 1.09.

Data on deaths and other data on the current Covid-19 situation in Malaysia will be uploaded on the GitHub site and the COVIDNOW website at – Named

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