KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 – Malaysia’s Covid-19 infections stayed above the 3,000 mark today as the Health Ministry logged 3,519 new cases, with 361 of those from victims of the recent floods.

This is an increase from yesterday's 3,120 cases while Monday’s cases were below the 3,000 mark at 2,589 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of cases to 2,728,203 as of today.

“As of today, 331 cases require treatment in intensive care units with 263 being confirmed Covid-19 cases and 72 suspected, probable or cases under investigation, with 187 of these patients requiring respiratory support 122 confirmed cases, and 68 suspected, probable and cases under investigation.

“Of all the cases today, 65 cases are in Category 3, 4, and 5 with an additional two new clusters,” he said in a statement

As for the floods, Dr Noor Hisham said as of 3pm today there are 415 temporary relief centres in seven states affected by the flooding.

He said in total there are 65,114 individuals displaced due to the floods.

“We found 361 cases from the victims of the floods and none at any of the relief centres,” he added.

Apart from that, 5,118 individuals recovered from Covid-19.