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Covid: 6,145 new cases reported Oct 17, 97.7% in categories one and two, says Health DG

(Photo by Suhaimi Yusuf/The Edge filepix)

(Photo by Suhaimi Yusuf/The Edge filepix)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia recorded a decrease with 6,145 new cases reported as of noon on Sunday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

The last time daily new Covid-19 cases dipped below the 7,000 mark was on Oct 11, when the country reported 6,709 cases.

The latest figure brings the cumulative number of cases to 2,390,687, he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said of the new cases reported on Sunday, only 142 cases or 2.3% involved categories three, four and five, while 6,003 cases or 97.7% were in categories one and two.

“Twelve of the new infections were import cases while 6,133 involved local transmissions,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that 9,231 recovered cases were reported overnight, which exceeded the number of new cases.

He said 640 confirmed Covid-19 cases were being treated in the intensive care unit, 281 of whom require ventilator support.

Also, nine new Covid-19 clusters were identified on Sunday, involving six in the workplace, two in the community and one high-risk group cluster, he said.

Detailed information on the current Covid-19 situation in Malaysia will be uploaded on the GitHub site and the COVIDNOW website via https://covidnow.moh.gov.my.