23% increase in new Covid cases last week
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the number of Covid-19 deaths from July 10-16 rose 2.6% compared with the previous week. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 18, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
THE number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the 28th epidemiological week (ME 28/2022), from July 10-16, has increased by 23.4% to 26,355, from 21,355 reported in ME 27/2022.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said local Covid-19 infections in ME 28 also jumped by 23.4% to 26,317, from 21,325 reported in the previous week, while imported cases increased by 26.6% to 38, from 30 recorded in the previous week.
“The number of recovered cases in ME 28 has increased by 16.8% to 19,138, from 16,379 recorded in ME 27,” he said in a statement today.
Noor Hisham said the number of deaths in ME 28 also showed an increase of 2.6% (38 to 39 cases) while the average daily active cases for ME 28 was 38,110, which is an 18.6% rise compared with the previous week.
He said that from January 25, 2020 (ME 4/2020) to July 16, 2022 (ME 28/2022), the cumulative new Covid-19 cases nationwide stood at 4,619,045; cumulative recoveries were 4,540,717 and cumulative deaths were 35,848 while cumulative clusters were 7,026, with 12 of them active.,
Noor Hisham said overall, the admissions of Covid-19 patients into health facilities, namely public hospitals and Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRCs), per 100,000 population have gone up by 9% in ME 28 compared with ME 27.
He said there was a 33% increase in the number of Covid-19 patient admissions to public hospitals per 100,000 population, with category one and two patients rising by 33% while category three, four and five patients also increasing by 33%.
He said in terms of the percentage of Covid-19 bed occupancy in ME 28, the use of non-critical beds increased by 2% and intensive care unit beds rose by 3%. There was no change in the PKRC bed occupancy rate.
He said positive Covid-19 cases monitored by the Covid-19 assessment centres (CACs) nationwide had shown an improvement, based on a comparison of physical CAC data reported in ME 27 and ME 28.
“The number of patient visits to CACs increased by 23.1%, the number of new Covid-19 cases undergoing home monitoring increased by 41.3% and the number of Covid-19 cases referred by CACs to PKRCs and hospitals rose by 18.2%,” he said.
Noor Hisham said the trend of daily Covid-19 active cases monitored by virtual CACs at the end of ME 28 increased by 33.8% to 71,326, from 53,306 reported at the end of ME 27. – Bernama, July 18, 2022.