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Covid-19: Most of 5,097 new cases are asymptomatic, have mild symptoms, says Health DG

PETALING JAYA: Most or 98.4% of the 5,097 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Nov 27) are asymptomatic and with mild symptoms, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

This means that 5,013 of the total new infections are in Categories One (asymptomatic) and Two (mild symptoms).

“A total of 84 cases or 1.6% of the new infections are in Categories Three, Four and Five,” the Health director-general said in his daily Covid-19 update on Saturday (Nov 27).

Category Three cases experience pneumonia while cases in Category Four have pneumonia and require oxygen. Category Five patients are in a critical stage, requiring ventilator support.

Eight new Covid-19 clusters were detected, bringing the total number of active ones to 234.

Recoveries continued to outnumber new cases, with 5,352 cases recorded.

“This brings the cumulative recovered cases in the country to 2,522,045 or a recovery rate of 96.3%,” Dr Noor Hisham added.

He said there were currently 510 cases being treated in intensive care units, with 423 confirmed infections while 87 were suspected cases.

Some 258 patients required ventilator support, with 171 confirmed cases, while another 87 were probable cases.

As for the infectivity rate or Rt value, Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysia’s rate now stood at 0.97.

However, most states and territories (10 out of 16) recorded values over 1.0, with Labuan having the highest rate at 1.22.

This is followed by Kuala Lumpur and Kedah, which each recorded a value of 1.04.

Putrajaya and Penang each logged an Rt value of 1.03, while the rate in Selangor and Perak stood at 1.02 respectively.

The state with the lowest Rt value was Sarawak at 0.78.

The Rt value refers to the number of people that a person who has the coronavirus will infect.



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