Covid-19 admissions drop 10 per cent during EW23

KUALA LUMPUR: Admission of Covid-19 patients to health facilities, hospitals and Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) per 100,000 population dropped 10 per cent for epidemiological week 23 (EW23), from June 5 to 11 compared to EW22.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, however said, Covid-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people increased 20 per cent.

"Categories 1 and 2 patient admissions increased 33.3 per cent while Categories 3, 4 and 5 admissions increased nine per cent," he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham said Covid-19 bed utilisation rates also increased compared to EW22.

"Non-critical bed utilisation rates increased eight per cent, ICU beds decreased 17 per cent, and PKRC bed utilisation rates recorded a 200 per cent jump.

"Cases that require ventilator support reduced by 20 per cent," he said.

He said cases being monitored by the Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CAC) were on a downward trend.

"The total number of Covid-19 patients at physical CACs reduced 8.7 per cent from 3,704 in EW22 to 3,383 in EW23, but cases that CACs referred to PKRCs or hospitals increased 51.9 per cent from 81 to 123 cases.

"Cases being monitored by virtual CACs were on an upward trend, and increased six per cent from 20,363 cases to 21,591," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said total recoveries reduced by 21.7 per cent from 13,797 cases to 10,806.

He added that new infections increased 0.4 per cent from 11,052 to 11,096.

"Domestic transmissions have risen slightly from 11,022 to 11,076, while imported cases dropped 33.3 per cent from 30 cases to 20."

He said 26 fatalities were recorded in the previous week while 25 deaths were reported in EW23, a 3.8 per cent reduction.

He said average active cases had also reduced 5.5 per cent to 22,013.

He said the average infectivity rate has increased 5.5 per cent from 0.91 to 0.96.

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