New cases of Covid-19 in the country dropped 2.5% to 18,606 cases for Epidemiological Week 47 (ME 47/2022), which is from Nov 20 to 26, compared to 19,083 cases in the previous week.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement on Monday (Nov 28) said the number of local cases fell 2.6% from 19,068 cases (ME 46/2022) to 18,581 cases, while import cases rose 66.7% (from 15 to 25 cases).
He said the number of recoveries during the same week was also lower by 19% (from 23,089 cases to 18,699 cases), while death cases went up by 17% from 47 to 55 cases.
“The average daily active cases for ME47/2022 were down 2.8% (from 27,806 to 27,020 cases) compared to ME 46/2022,” he said.
According to him, cumulatively, there were 4,984,272 Covid-19 new cases recorded since ME 4/2020, which was on Jan 25, 2020, to ME 47/2022 (Nov 16, 2022), while recoveries logged for the same period were 4,920,983 cases with 36,648 deaths.
On admissions to hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) for every 100,000 people, Dr Noor Hisham said overall, it increased by 5.1%.
He said admissions to public hospitals for category one (asymptomatic) and category two (with symptoms) were up 3.4%, while for category three (with lung infection), four (requiring oxygen aid) and five (on ventilator) rose 4.1%. – Bernama