KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,428 (97.8%) of the 3,504 new Covid-19 cases recorded on Monday (Dec 13) are in Categories One and Two, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said in a statement that 2.2% or 76 new infections were in categories three, four and five, adding that 408 cases are being treated in intensive care units (ICU) while 206 cases require respiratory assistance.

“There were 4,401 recoveries today, bringing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 2,606,309,” added Dr Noor Hisham.

He said six new clusters were identified, taking the total number active clusters to 246, with an overall total of 6,043.

Apart from that, the infectivity rate (Rt) as of Dec 12 according to states, showed Melaka recording the highest Rt at 1.02 followed by Negeri Sembilan and Penang at 1.01 and Pahang (1.00).

Detailed information on the current infection situation and spread of Covid-19 would be uploaded on the CovidNow website at https://covidnow.moh.gov.my and the data will be updated at midnight. – Bernama