Covid-19 daily cases drop below 10,000

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 3 – The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country reported today was below 10,000 at 9,066 cases, raising the total number of cases to 2,277,565 while 14,454 recoveries were made, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 2,100,565.

In its daily briefing today, the Ministry of Health said the new cases included 12 imported cases brought by 11 citizens and one non-citizen.

There were also 815 Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and another 20 also in the ICU but probable cases and still being investigated.

Another 535 people were on assisted breathing with 180 of them being probable cases of the virus.

The ministry also said there were six new clusters, raising the number of active clusters to 1,008.

From the new cases, 159 or 1.8 percent of them were under the more serious categories of 3,4.5 while the rest were in categories 1 and 2.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, the ministry reported a total of 10,915 new cases, raising the total to 2,268,499.

Graphics courtesy of Ministry of Health Facebook.

The number of deaths were reported at 109, bringing the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country to 26,565 as of Saturday.

Nationwide vaccination rate meanwhile has reached 87.2 percent with 20,418,495 individuals fully vaccinated.