Klang hospital sees 50% drop in Covid-19 admissions

Klang hospital sees 50% drop in Covid-19 admissions

The number of daily admissions of Covid-19 patients for treatment at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR), Klang has dropped by over 50% since last week.

HTAR director Dr Zulkarnain Mohd Rawi said previously, the hospital had been receiving about 400 Covid-19 cases daily but the number went down to around 170 over the last week.

“The total number of Covid-19 patients at the hospital has also dropped from over 1,000 at the height of the infection last July to less than 900 as of 1pm today. The patient admission bubble at HTAR occurred in July until the middle of that month.

“Besides the decrease in the number of admissions, there has also been a drop in the number of patients in category three and above,” he said today.

He was responding to questions on the current situation at HTAR following the downtrend in Covid-19 patient admissions since one month ago and most significantly at Kuala Lumpur Hospital since last week.

Dr Zulkarnain said the drop in patient admissions proved that the national Covid-19 immunisation programme (PICK) has yielded positive results and the situation at HTAR was under control.

He added that until noon yesterday, the bed occupancy at the intensive care unit for Covid-19 patients was at around 92%. - FMT