THE number of new Covid infections in the country for the 25th Epidemiology Week (ME 25), which began from June 19 to 25, saw a 10.9% increase to 15,739 cases compared with 14,195 the week before.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said however, the number of deaths showed a 38.1% drop, with 13 cases compared with 21 in the previous week.
“The number of recovered cases in ME 25 also showed a rise of 33.8% – from 10,524 to 14,078 cases,” he said in a statement today.
Noor Hisham said the admission of Covid-19 patients into public hospitals and the low-risk Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres per 100,000 population, has increased by 11% for ME 25 compared with the earlier week.
He said the number of Covid-19 patient hospitalisations per 100,000 population increased by 28%.
“Categories 1 and 2 patient admissions increased 14% while Categories 3, 4 and 5 admissions increased 45%,” he said.
Noor Hisham said active cases being monitored by the virtual Covid-19 Assessment Centre increased 27.1% at the end of ME 25 from 27,247 to 34,639 cases.
He said the average infectivity rate showed a 1.9% drop compared to the previous week, adding that there were now eight active Covid-19 clusters in the country. – Bernama, June 27, 2022.