Daily Covid-19 cases exceed 20,000 mark, with 20,939 cases recorded today


KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s daily new COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with 20,939 cases recorded today, bringing the country’s total to 2,996,361, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

The last time daily new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia exceeded the 20,000 mark was on Sept 10 last year, when 21,176 cases were recorded.

Dr Noor Hisham tweeted that 99.44 per cent of today’s total, or 20,821 cases, were category one and  two, while only 118 cases, or a mere 0.56 per cent, were category three, four and five.

“There are 5,181, or 24.74 per cent, category one cases; category two, 15,640 cases (74.7 per cent); category three, 95 cases (0.45 per cent); category four, 13 cases (0.06 per cent) and category five, 10 cases (0.05 per cent),” he posted on his official Twitter account.

Asymptomatic patients or those with light symptoms are grouped in category one and two, while category three cases involve lung infection, category four involve lung infection and require respiratory support, while category five are critical cases, usually including organ failure and requiring ventilator support.