KUALA LUMPUR: Six new clusters were detected on Wednesday (Dec 29), bringing the total active clusters to 227, says the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were also no Covid-19 cases logged among flood victims, Bernama reports.
He added that the overall cases stayed at 434, adding there were no new clusters reported on Wednesday among flood victims in temporary relief centres (PPS).
There were 110 cases of infectious diseases among flood victims involving acute respiratory infections (ARI) (81 cases), skin disease (16) and acute gastroenteritis (AGE) (13).
On Wednesday, the daily Covid-19 infections in the country spiked above the 3,000 mark with 3,683 new cases recorded compared with 2,897 cases yesterday, taking the cumulative total to 2,750,516.
He said from the total new cases, 56 were in categories three, four and five while the remaining transmissions were in categories one and two with no or mild symptoms.
“The daily cases involved 3,444 local infections and 339 import cases. There are 288 cases in the intensive care unit (ICU) while 162 cases require respiratory assistance,” he said in a statement.
He said 4,322 recoveries were reported today, taking the cumulative total to 2,677,406, adding that the infectivity rate (Rt) in the country was 0.93 as of yesterday.