August 13, 2022

Covid-19 surveillance: 1,894 new cases, national use of intensive care beds at 61%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,894 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday June 27, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,558,558 infections since the start of the pandemic.

The Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal reported that 1,888 of Monday’s new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while six imported infections were recorded.

Recoveries exceeded new infections, with 1,944 patients recovering on Monday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,494,711 since the start of the pandemic.

The portal also reported that there are currently 28,093 active cases in the country, with 26,894, or 95.7%, observing home quarantine and 15, or 0.1%, admitted to quarantine centers. and low-risk treatment.

The CovidNow portal reported that 1,184 patients, or 4.21% of the total, were currently admitted to hospital for treatment. The number of Covid-19 patients being cared for in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country stands at 34, including 20 patients requiring respiratory assistance.

The national ICU utilization rate was 61%, with five states or localities recording ICU utilization rates above 60%.

Selangor had the highest intensive care utilization rate at 87.9%, followed by Kedah (86.3%), Johor (73.2%), Kelantan (72.2%) and Kuala Lumpur (67. 7%).

Meanwhile, the Department of Health’s GitHub data repository reported that eight Covid-19 deaths were reported on Monday, including one BID (Brought in Dead).

This brings the death toll to 35,754.

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