News | 2,048 Covid-19 hospital admissions, ICUs at 40% capacity

PETALING JAYA: There were 2,048 new hospital admissions involving Covid-19 cases yesterday, the health ministry said.

Of this, 1,303 cases were in Category 1 and 2 while 745 were in Category 3, 4 and 5.

Selangor had the highest number of new admissions with 306, followed by Perak (255) and Johor (238).

Meanwhile, 1,569 patients were discharged yesterday.

In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Covid-19 intensive care units (ICUs) were at 40% of their total capacity of 877 beds.

ICU beds in four regions have reached or exceeded 50% capacity, namely Putrajaya (83%), Kelantan (60%), Kuala Lumpur (58%), Selangor (57%), Johor (57%), and Penang (50%).

A total of 204 patients required respiratory assistance, with ventilators being used at 24% of the maximum capacity.

The use of normal Covid-19 beds has exceeded 50% capacity in Selangor (111%), Perak (105%), Perlis (98%), Kuala Lumpur (91%), Putrajaya (88%), Kelantan (74%), Pahang (73%), Johor (66%), Terengganu (65%), Perlis (63%), Sarawak (62%), and Sabah (55%).

In terms of public hospitals’ total capacity (Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients), 70% of non-critical beds were in use while 60% of ICUs were being utilised.

Eleven clusters were reported yesterday.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-nought or R0) stood at 1.01. – FMT

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