KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Malaysia today recorded an additional 3,198 Covid-19 cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on Twitter.

This brings the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases recorded so far in the country to 2,795,233 cases.

Malaysia yesterday also recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases at 3,175.

Out of the 3,198 new cases as of noon today, 98.8 per cent or 3,159 cases were those in the less severe categories one and two, while 1.2 per cent or 39 cases were in the more severe categories of three, four and five.

Of the 3,198 cases, 303 were imported (224 Malaysians, 79 non-citizens) and with the remaining 2,895 cases locally transmitted (2,753 Malaysians, 142 non-citizens).

A total of 3,200 individuals were recorded as having recovered from Covid-19, which means 97.4 per cent or 2,723,599 of all Covid-19 cases recorded in the country so far have recovered.

Currently, there are 215 Covid-19 patients requiring treatment in intensive care units (with 185 confirmed to have Covid-19, while 30 are suspected, probable cases or cases under investigation), while there are 105 who require respiratory support (with 65 confirmed to have Covid-19, while 40 are suspected, probable cases or cases under investigation).

There are currently 179 active Covid-19 clusters, including eight newly recorded today, while 6,005 clusters have ended, making the total number of clusters so far 6,184.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that as of 3pm today, there are 27 temporary evacuation centres still operating in Melaka and Johor with 1,086 flood victims affected.

He said that 15 Covid-19 cases had so far been detected at the centres, with no new cases recorded today and with 470 Covid-19 cases so far detected among flood victims, but also with no new cases recorded today.