Active Covid-19 cases fall below 80,000

Active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has declined below 80,000 level to 77, 305.

The number of deaths reported within 24 hours also fell with only 42 deaths reported, bringing the number of total deaths to 28,354.

Out of the new deaths, ten involved brought-in-dead cases.

A total of 9,178 Covid-19 recovery cases were recorded on Saturday compared to 5,828 new cases, with 98.3 per cent or 5,731 cases in categories one and two.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total number of cases, only 1.7 per cent or 97 cases were in severe to critical categories.

He also said that 620 cases were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 297 requiring respiratory assistance.

Two new clusters, both linked to workplaces, were also reported, with one each in Johor and Sabah.

He added that the infectivity rate or R-naught (Rt) for the whole country today was 0.87, with Kuala Lumpur recording the highest Rt rate of 1.02 while Labuan was the only state to have recorded zero infectivity rate.