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Covid-19 (Dec 1): 5,439 cases
Published:  Dec 1, 2021 6:59 AM
Updated: 11:16 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 5,439 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative infections to 2,638,221.

The fresh infections were surpassed by a total of 6,803 Covid-19 patients who recovered today. This is expected to help reduce the number of active cases.

As of yesterday, the national R-naught for Covid-19 is 0.95, indicating that the outbreak is in decline. This is the seventh consecutive day the figure is below 1.00.

However, several states still recorded an R-naught of 1.00 and above, namely Perlis (1.06), Kuala Lumpur (1.02), Penang (1.02), Malacca (1.00), and Kedah (1.00).

An R-naught of 1.00 suggests an outbreak that has pleateued, while a figure above that indicates an outbreak that is accelerating its growth.

  • Patients in ICU: 500
  • Intubated: 258

As of today, the number of Covid-19 patients (including suspected ones) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is 1.2 percent lower compared to a week ago.

Those who require intubation have also declined by 4.4 percent from a week ago.

Nationally, the number of hospital admissions in the last seven days has declined by 9.4 percent compared to the preceding week.

The Health Ministry only publishes today's breakdown of new cases by states after midnight on its CovidNow portal.

The breakdown by states for yesterday (Nov 30), when 4,879 new cases were reported, is as follows:

  • Selangor (1,097)
  • Kelantan (574)
  • Johor (494)
  • Kedah (412)
  • Sabah (401)
  • Kuala Lumpur (388)
  • Pahang (321)
  • Penang (311)
  • Perak (210)
  • Terengganu (200)
  • Negeri Sembilan (148)
  • Malacca (139)
  • Sarawak (98)
  • Perlis (44)
  • Putrajaya (40)
  • Labuan (2)

Clusters

To date, 226 Covid-19 clusters are still active, including six new ones.

The ongoing clusters have fallen by 3.4 percent from the 234 active clusters a week ago.

Details are expected to appear on the CovidNow website later.

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