August 13, 2022

Covid-19 surveillance: 5,685 new cases, national use of intensive care beds at 63.1%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 5,685 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday July 20, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,635,648 infections since the start of the pandemic.

The Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal reported that 5,683 of Wednesday’s new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while two imported infections were recorded.

There were 3,337 recoveries on Wednesday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,554,286 since the start of the pandemic.

The portal also reported that there are currently 45,484 active cases in the country, with 43,858, or 96.4%, observing home quarantine and 39 people, or 0.1%, admitted to quarantine centers. and low-risk treatment.

The CovidNow portal reported that 1,587 patients, or 3.49% of the total, were currently admitted to hospital for treatment. The number of Covid-19 patients housed in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country stands at 56, including 35 patients requiring respiratory assistance.

The national ICU utilization rate was 63.1%, with eight states or localities recording ICU utilization rates above 60%.

Selangor had the highest intensive care utilization rate at 78.1%, followed by Kelantan (74.1%), Kedah (73.4%), Johor (71.2%), Putrajaya (70%) , Kuala Lumpur (69.6%), Sabah (67.4%) and Negri Sembilan (65.3%).

Meanwhile, the Department of Health’s GitHub data repository reported that eight Covid-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday, with five classified as dead.

This brings the death toll to 35,878.

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