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New Covid-19 cases drop, with 3,074 infections reported on Jan 15, says Health DG

Of the new cases, 99% or 3,044 cases were patients in categories one and two while only 30 cases were in categories three, four and five, said Noor Hisham. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

Of the new cases, 99% or 3,044 cases were patients in categories one and two while only 30 cases were in categories three, four and five, said Noor Hisham. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 15): New Covid-19 cases continued to decline with 3,074 reported on Saturday (Jan 15) compared to 3,346 on Friday, taking the cumulative total of infections in the country to 2,805,337 as of noon.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,828 recoveries on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 2,732,771.

He added that of the new cases, 99% or 3,044 cases were patients in categories one and two while only 30 cases were in categories three, four and five.

“A total of 193 patients were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 90 cases required respiratory assistance,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

He added that 10 new clusters were detected on Saturday, taking the number of active clusters to 176, while the country recorded an infectivity rate (Rt) of 1.0 on Friday.

He said no new Covid-19 cases were detected among flood evacuees, although one case of infectious diseases, namely acute gastroenteritis (AGE), was reported on Saturday.