Covid-19: 30 deaths on Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: An average 18 per cent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the country are being used to treat Covid-19 patients.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 151 out of 861 ICU beds allocated for Covid-19 patients nationwide were occupied.

Only two states showed ICU bed occupancy of over 50 per cent. All three ICU beds in Putrajaya were occupied, while 51 per cent of ICU beds in Selangor were used.

Putrajaya also had the highest occupancy of non-critical hospital beds at 63 per cent.

"On April 12, a total 394 Covid-19 cases were admitted to hospitals, with 162 cases or 41.1 per cent in categories three, four and five; and 232 cases or 58.9 per cent in categories one and two," Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, the country reported 9,002 new cases on April 12, including 52 imported cases consisting 50 Malaysians and two foreigners.

Among the new infections, 151 cases (69 confirmed Covid-19, and 82 suspected, probable and under investigation) were being treated in ICUs, with 97 requiring ventilator support.

A majority of the new cases were in categories one and two with 4,759 and 4,176 cases respectively. Only 26 cases were reported to be in category three, 20 in category four, and 21 in category five.

"Of the 67 cases in categories three, four and five, nine cases (13.43 per cent) have not been vaccinated or have not completed their vaccinations; while 22 cases have received both doses but have not received their booster dose.

"36 cases have received their booster dose, 40 were aged 60 and above, and 41 cases had comorbidities," he added.

Data on the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal also reported 30 new deaths on April 12, including six brought-in-dead cases.

The ministry also reported 16.986 recoveries, bringing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 4,180,763 or 96.3 per cent.

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