News | Covid-19: 3 states record over 100pc bed occupancy at ICUs

KUALA LUMPUR: Kelantan, Kedah and Penang have each reported a more than 100 per cent bed occupancy at intensive care units (ICU) treating Covid-19 patients.

In Kelantan, ICU bed usage currently stood at 168 per cent (85 beds used), while in Kedah at 120 per cent (104 beds used) and in Penang at 103 per cent (73 beds used).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia’s overall bed occupancy rate at ICUs treating Covid-19 patients currently stands at 83 per cent or 1,558 beds used.

In Johor, the ICU beds usage was at 95 per cent (120 beds used), Perak at 93 per cent (114 beds used), Pahang (85 per cent/ 66 beds used), Sabah (85 per cent/150 beds used), Selangor (82 per cent/297 beds used), Sarawak (73 per cent/120 beds used), Melaka (66 per cent/90 beds used), Terengganu (64 per cent/39 beds used), Kuala Lumpur (60 per cent/169 beds used), Perlis (55 per cent/11 beds used), Putrajaya (36 per cent/14 beds used), Negri Sembilan (25 per cent/88 beds used) and Labuan at 0 per cent/18 beds used.

Dr Noor Hisham said for non-ICU beds, the occupancy rate nationwide was at 75 per cent (17,370 beds used).

Johor was the only state with an over 100 per cent usage in this category with 103 per cent or 2,538 beds used.

Beds usage in Kelantan stood at 99 per cent (934 beds used), Perlis (97 per cent/195 beds used), Penang (97 per cent/830 beds used), Sarawak (87 per cent/1,022 beds used), Perak (84 per cent/1,080 beds used), Terengganu (84 per cent/491 beds used), Sabah (84 per cent/ 1,770 beds used), Kedah (78 per cent/1,257 beds used), Pahang (74 per cent/713 beds used), Putrajaya (59 per cent/140 beds used), Selangor (57 per cent/3,537 beds used), Kuala Lumpur (56 per cent/ 1,022 beds used), Melaka (52 per cent/651 beds used), Negri Sembilan (31 per cent/1,080 beds used) and Labuan at seven per cent (106 beds used).

Malaysia recorded 16,073 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the total number of infections to 1,995,771 to date.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said 52.6 per cent of Malaysia’s total population (or 17,177,911 individuals) have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, while 21,372,276 individuals, or 65.4 per cent, have received at least one dose of the vaccine as of yesterday. – NST ONLINE

by Nor Ain Mohamed Radhi

credit photo: SMCV

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