New Covid-19 cases drop 58%

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia for the 18th epidemiological week (ME18) from May 1 to 7 dropped 58.3% to 8,732 cases from 20,937 cases the week before.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said during the same period, local cases dropped by 58.3% or 20,876 cases to 8,703 cases and imported ones dropped by 52.5% or 61 cases to 29 cases.

This brings the cumulative figure for Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to 4,456,736, with 23,276 being active cases.

“Recoveries in ME18 dropped by 45.1% or 56,352 cases to 30,930 cases compared to ME17, and the cumulative total of recovered patients is 4,397,881.

“The number of deaths in ME18 dropped by 42.9% (56 cases to 32 cases) compared to ME17, bringing the cumulative figure for fatalities to 35,579,” he said in a statement today.

The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to public hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) per population of 100,000 dropped by 27% for the same ME compared to the previous period.

“The admission of Covid-19 cases to public hospitals per population of 100,000 dropped by 50% involving all categories of patients.

“Overall, bed occupancy for non-critical Covid-19 cases dropped by 21%.

“For Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds it dropped by 20% and for PKRC beds it dropped by 100%,” he added.


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