KKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — The Ministry of Health recorded 5,139 new Covid 19 cases today.
This is the third day in a row, transmissions have exceeded the 5,000 new cases mark.
Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham tweeted the latest figures, which are some 383 cases fewer than yesterday.
“This brings the cumulative total in the country so far to 2,861,069 cases,” he said.
Covid-19 cases have been on the rise lately as the country surpassed the 5,000 for the first time since last December.
Of the new cases, 4,913 were local transmissions involving 4,714 citizens and 144 foreigners.
There were 226 imported cases, involving139 Malaysians and 87 non Malaysians.
There are 119 patients being treated in intensive care units, of which 102 are confirmed Covid-19 cases. Another 69 patients require breathing assistance.
Five new clusters were reported today, bringing the total active clusters to 291. There have been 6,399 clusters since the pandemic started.
On a positive note, some 3,767 patients recovered today, bringing the national recovery rate to 97.1 per cent or 2,777,715 recovered patients.