Covid: 5,071 New Cases, 97.6% Category One, Two, Says Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 2): The number of Covid-19 recoveries exceeded new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with 5,372 recoveries recorded compared to 5,071 new cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that the latest development brings the total Covid-19 recoveries so far to 2,385,432 or 96.1% of total new cases of 2,481,339.

“4,950 cases or 97.6% of the 5,071 new Covid-19 cases reported today are category one and two cases, while 121 cases or 2.4% are category three, four and five,” he added.

He said 5,056 cases from Tuesday’s total were local infections, involving 4,815 Malaysians and 241 foreigners with the remaining 15 cases being import cases.

Also, 557 cases required intensive care treatment along with 300 cases requiring respiratory support.

Dr Noor Hisham said five new clusters were identified on Tuesday: three of them workplace clusters, and one education and community cluster each.

On the infectivity rate, he said the Rt value for the country was 0.96, with Putrajaya recording the highest value at 1.06 and Labuan with a zero value.

Detailed information about the current situation of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia will be uploaded on the COVIDNOW website at and the data would be updated at midnight every day, he added.


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