Health DG: Dip in Covid-19 hospital admissions

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There has been a drop in the number of Covid-19 admissions to health facilities, the health director-general revealed.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the proportion of Covid-19 patients for every 100,000 residents at health facilities fell to 15% from April 24 to 30, compared with the previous week, Bernama reported.

The proportion of Covid-19 patient admission to public hospitals for every 100,000 residents fell to 20%, he said.

“Categories 1 and 2 patient admission to public hospitals for every 100,000 residents dropped by 33% while the percentage remained unchanged for categories 3, 4 and 5,” he was quoted as saying.

Noor Hisham also said the number of new infections, which were being monitored at home, dropped by 34.7%, while the number of cases referred to the hospitals and Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres fell 33.3%.

The total number of Covid-19 cases stand at 4,448,004 with 45,506 active cases recorded as of April 30, while the total number of recoveries stood at 4,366,951. There were a total of 35,547 casualties.

Earlier today, Noor Hisham said the ministry expects a spike in Covid-19 cases after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, a majority of which were expected to be in categories 1 and 2. - FMT


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