COVID: Daily infections exceed 6,000 cases again

KUALA LUMPUR: Daily COVID-19 infections exceeded 6,000 cases again, with 6,144 reported today compared to 5,654 yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The last time daily COVID-19 infections exceeded 6,000 cases was on Nov 19, with 6,355 cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said recoveries exceeded new cases today, with 6,602 cases to take the cumulative total number of recovered cases to 5,510,029.

“A total of 6,048 cases of 98.4 per cent of the new cases were in categories one (asymptomatic) and two (mild symptoms), while 96 cases of 1.6 per cent were in categories three, four and five (having pneumonia, requiring oxygen supplementation and on ventilators),” he said in a statement today.

He added that 516 are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 272 of them requiring respiratory assistance.

Dr Noor Hisham said seven new clusters were identified today, taking the total number of active clusters to 235, while the country’s infectivity rate or R-Naught (Rt) went down to 0.99 compared to 1.0 yesterday.

Detailed information on the COVID-19 situation in the country will be uploaded on the COVIDNOW website at and the data will be updated at midnight every day.


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