Selangor Journal
A Selcare healthcare worker stores a swab test sample taken from the Covid-19 community screening at the Kampung Baru Balakong Community Hall, Cheras, on May 9, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Recoveries outstrip new Covid-19 cases — Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Malaysia recorded 6,900 recoveries from Covid-19 yesterday compared to 3,471 new cases, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a statement today, he said 3,461 of the new cases were local infections while 10 were imported cases.

Of the total 27 cases in categories three, four and five, five cases involved patients who are not vaccinated or had not been fully vaccinated, 13 cases involved those who are fully vaccinated but had not received the booster dose, while nine others had received the booster dose.

“Thirteen cases are aged 60 years and above while 14 have comorbidities,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said the new cases bring the cumulative figure for Covid-19 infections to 4,440,383. Two new clusters were detected yesterday, bringing the number of active clusters to 91.

On the use of health facilities dedicated to Covid-19 cases, Dr Noor Hisham said no states exceeded a usage rate of 50 per cent for both Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and non-ICU beds.

He said there were 98 cases requiring treatment in the ICU with 63 cases needing respiratory assistance.

The national Covid-19 infectivity rate or Rt value is 0.70, with Putrajaya registering the highest at 1.05.

— Bernama


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