KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 27): New Covid-19 cases continued to drop to 5,097 on Saturday (Nov 27), from 5,501 on Friday, taking the cumulative number of infections in the country to 2,619,577, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He added that the national infectivity rate (Rt) category one or two also continued to drop to 0.97, compared with 0.99 a day ago.
“Of the total number of new cases, 5,080 were local transmissions, while the remaining 17 were imported,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
Dr Noor Hisham also pointed out that of the new cases, only 84 were in category three, four or five, while 5,013 were in category one or two.
He said that 5,352 recoveries were recorded for the day, taking the total number of recovered cases to 2,522,045.
Dr Noor Hisham added that 423 cases were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 171 of them requiring respiratory assistance.
Eight new clusters were detected, taking the number of active clusters nationwide to 234.
Detailed information on the Covid-19 situation in the country is uploaded daily on the COVIDNOW website at https://covidnow.moh.gov.my, with the data updated at midnight.