COVID: Malaysia’s New Cases Drop To 3,346 Friday

KUALA LUMPUR— The number of Malaysia’s new COVID-19 daily cases dropped to 3,346 Friday compared to 3,684 on Thursday, taking the cumulative total of infections in the country to 2,802,263.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were also 3,052 recoveries on Friday, taking the cumulative number of recovered cases to 2,729,943.

“Of the 3,346 daily cases today, 3,297 cases (98.5 per cent) were in categories one and two while 49 cases (1.5 per cent) were in categories three, four and five.

“A total of 204 patients were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 95 of them requiring respiratory assistance,” he said in a statement.

He said three new clusters were also identified, taking the number of active clusters to 172, while the country recorded an infectivity rate (Rt) of 1.00 on Thursday.