New Covid cases up 119% after Raya
16 May 2022 01:09pm
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says Covid-19 cases now tally at 4,475,873 with 29,762 active cases currently.
KUALA LUMPUR - The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country from May 8 to 14 increased by 119.2 per cent to 19,137 cases.
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Covid-19 cases now tally at 4,475,873 with 29,762 active cases currently.
He said in line with the increase in daily cases, the average infectivity rate also showed an increase of 70.2 per cent, reaching 0.97 compared to 0.57 as compared to the previous week.
The number of recovered cases decreased by 59.2 percent or 30,930 cases to 12,618 cases, compared to the previous week with cumulative recoveries now standing at 4,410,499.
"Deaths showed a slight increase of 3.1 percent, from 32 cases in ME18 to 33 cases, thus bringing the death toll to 35,612," he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 patient admissions to health facilities, public hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) per 100,000 population also increased by 38 per cent.
"The admission of Covid-19 patients to public hospitals for every 100,000 residents has also increased by 100 percent involving all categories of patients.
"Overall, the percentage of PKRC bed usage increased by 100 per cent, non-critical bed usage was up by 18 per cent while Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed occupancy decreased by 10 per cent," he added. - Bernama
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