A total of 14,558 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the in the 48th Epidemiological Week (ME 48/2022) from Nov 27 to Dec 3, a 21.8 per cent drop from 18,606 cases in the previous week.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), of the total, local cases fell by 21.7 per cent, which is 18,581 cases to 14,543 cases, while the number of imported cases dropped by 40 per cent, namely 25 cases to 15 cases.
“The number of deaths in ME 48/2022 increased by 12.7 per cent (from 55 cases to 62 cases),” said the MOH in a statement today.
On the infectivity rate, or Rt, the MOH also informed that it was 0.93 nationwide.
The admission of COVID-19 patients to hospitals and Low-Risk COVID-19 Treatment Centres per 100,000 population decreased by 26.1 per cent in the same week compared to the previous week.
“Category 1 and 2 patients dropped by 24.6 per cent; while category 3, 4, and 5 patients, fell by 23.5 per cent,” the statement read. – Bernama