Covid cases rise, deaths drop last week, health DG says


The number of new Covid infections in the country for the 25th Epidemiology Week, which began from June 19 to 25, saw a 10.9% increase to 15,739 cases compared with 14,195 the week before. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 27, 2022.

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.


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