New Covid-19 infections continue to drop for third day straight, with 5,143 cases today

People are seen kayaking at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur September 10, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
People are seen kayaking at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur September 10, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 infections continued on its downward trend for the third day in a row with the country recording 5,143 new cases today. 

This is a drop of 19 new cases from yesterday where Malaysia recorded 5,162 Covid-19 cases. 

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that this brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 2,551,452. 

He said that of the new cases, only 126 or 2.4 per cent were in Categories 3, 4 and 5 that require hospitalisation.

“There are currently 526 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU), of which 474 have tested positive, while 52 more are suspected, probable or under investigation for Covid-19.

“Out of these 526, 250 need ventilators to help them breathe, including 192 who are confirmed to be positive for Covid-19,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham added that three new Covid-19 clusters were also identified in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of active clusters in the country to 250.

He said that the national rate of infection now stands at 1.05, with Putrajaya being the state with the highest rate of infection, at 1.20.

Both Perlis and Labuan have a zero rate of infectivity.

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