Govt ditches daily new Covid cases for severe infections as recovery plan indicator

Ravin Palanisamy

National recovery plan coordinating minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz says the hospital admission rate based on symptomatic cases is a more accurate benchmark when evaluating the decision to reopen the economic and social sectors. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 7, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA has released figures for a new indicator – daily symptomatic Covid-19 hospitalisations – that it will use to decide on easing movement restrictions under the national recovery plan (NRP).

NRP coordinating minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the new indicator will replace the existing benchmark of the number of new daily Covid-19 cases and will only be effective after a state’s vaccination rate reaches at least 50% of its adult population.

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