KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 11,994 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, a slight dip compared to the previous day’s 12,105.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 99.25 per cent or 11,904 of the cases reported yesterday were in Categories 1 and 2 while the remaining 90 cases were in Categories 3, 4, and 5.
“40 per cent of the 90 cases were individuals who have received their booster jabs, 33.33 per cent were those who have received two doses of the vaccine and 26.67 per cent were patients who were either unvaccinated or had only taken one dose.
“53 cases were 60-years-old and above while 58 had comorbidities,” he said in a statement today.
Dr Noor Hisham said 16,603 recoveries were registered yesterday, raising the toll to 4,099,786.
He said 197 Covid-19 cases are currently being treated at intensive care units (ICU) of which 108 of them are ventilated.
Meanwhile, he said 541 Covid-19 cases were admitted to hospitals while 556 Covid-19 patients were discharged yesterday.
“Of the 541 cases, 270 patients were in Category 2; 118 patients were in Category 4; 83 in Category 4; 54 in Category 1; and 16 were in Category 5,” he said.
Currently 27 per cent of the Covid-19 beds in the country, 23 per cent of ICU beds and five per cent of the Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre beds were occupied.
He added that four new clusters were identified, consisting of two workplace clusters, one education and one high-risk group cluster.
The national infectivity rate was at 0.83 yesterday.
Data on CovidNow showed that 36 people died of Covid-19 yesterday, including nine brought-in-dead cases.-NST