Malaysia reports 5,726 new Covid-19 cases on Oct 26

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 26): A total of 98.3% of the 5,726 new Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday were in Categories 1 and 2, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a statement, he said Categories 1 and 2 patients accounted for 5,629 cases while 97 infections or 1.7% were in Categories 3, 4 and 5.

Covid-19 is a five-category disease with Category 5 being the most severe.

“This brings the cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia to 2,442,224. For the daily cases, 15 were imported and 5,711 [were] local infections.

“A total of 5,607 recoveries were recorded [on Tuesday], raising the cumulative figure for recovered cases to 2,340,390. Apart from this, 598 cases are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 308 requiring ventilators," he said in a statement.

Dr Noor Hisham also said seven new clusters were identified, with five at the workplace, and one each in the community and higher education institution.

He said the infectivity rate or Rt for the whole country was 0.89, with Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan registering the highest value of 0.99 and only Labuan having zero Rt.

Detailed information on the country's Covid-19 situation will be uploaded on the COVIDNOW website at

The data is updated at midnight daily.

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