Selangor Journal
A Selcare Clinic health officer administering the Covid-19 test on a participant at the free community screening at Dewan Seri Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam, on June 10, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Covid-19: Cumulative Covid-19 recoveries reach 2.7 million — Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — The cumulative Covid-19 recoveries in the country is now at 2,711,900 cases, with the 3,161 recoveries recorded till noon today, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today that there were 3,251 new Covid-19 cases recorded today, bringing the total of Covid-19 cases to 2,783,331.

“Out of today’s total, 58 cases or 1.8 per cent are category three, four and five while 3,193 cases or 98.2 per cent are category one and two.

“Also, 243 cases require intensive care treatment and 113 require respiratory support,” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that the national infectivity rate (Rt) for today was 0.96, with Labuan recording the highest value, at 1.15.

Meanwhile, he said that one new Covid-19 positive case was detected among flood evacuees as of 3 pm today, bringing the total to 466.

“A total of 43 infectious disease cases were detected among flood victims today, 35 of them acute respiratory infection (ARI) cases, skin disease (one) and acute gastroenteritis (AGE) (seven), “ he added.

— Bernama


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