June 23, 2022

Covid-19 surveillance: 2,063 new cases, national use of intensive care beds at 58.4%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,063 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday May 20, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,487,482 infections since the start of the pandemic.

The Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal reported that 2,060 of Friday’s new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while three imported infections were recorded.

Recoveries exceeded new infections, with 2,618 patients recovering on Friday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,422,615 since the start of the pandemic.

The portal also reported that there are currently 29,229 active cases in the country, with 28,050, or 96%, observing home quarantine and 19 people, or 0.1%, admitted to quarantine and recovery centers. low-risk treatment.

The CovidNow portal reported that 1,160 patients, or 3.97% 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 36, including 20 patients requiring respiratory support.

The national ICU utilization rate was 58.4%, with six states or localities recording ICU utilization rates above 60%.

Selangor had the highest intensive care utilization rate at 81.9%, followed by Kedah (78.1%), Melaka (70.7%), Kelantan (69.6%), Kuala Lumpur (66% ) and Negri Sembilan (60.9%).

Meanwhile, the Department of Health’s GitHub data repository reported that five Covid-19 deaths were reported on Friday.

This brings the death toll to 35,633.

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