Recoveries Surpass New Covid-19 Cases

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KUCHING, 7 April : Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovered cases exceeded the number of new infections yesterday when 21,029 recoveries were reported.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative number of recoveries to 4,083,183 Cases.

Noor Hisham said new cases remained below the 15,000 mark for five consecutive days but showed a slight increase to 12,105 from 12,017 on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases to 4,280,591.

Of the new cases, 564 cases were admitted to hospitals with 221 cases or 39.2% of the cases were in categories three, four and five, while 343 cases or 60.8% were in categories one and two.

Dr Noor Hisham revealed that only Selangor over 50% utilisation of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for Covid-19 patients, at 55%.

He added that the number of Covid-19 patients requiring respiratory support decreased to 122, with the ventilator usage rate being 14%. – TVS

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