ICU occupancy in Johor's three MCO-enforced districts at 70%

JOHOR BARU: The occupancy rate of intensive care units in hospitals around three districts here has surpassed 70%, says Johor health and environment committee.

The committee's chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said that the three districts, Johor Baru, Kulai and Kota Tinggi, were placed under the movement control order since Friday (May 7) due to a spike in sporadic cases among the community.

“On top of that, these three districts are in red zones where the capacity in its hospitals and ICUs has reached more than 70%.

“The MCO implementation was to control and avoid the spread of the disease among newly reported cases,” he said in a statement here on Sunday (May 9).

He noted that as of Saturday (May 8), there are 58 active clusters in Johor where 20 are industry clusters, 18 are community clusters, 14 are institution clusters and six are clusters from detention centres.

“Some 288 new cases have been reported in Johor on Saturday (May 8) and 72 of the cases or 25% are from new and existing clusters statewide.

“There are a total of 2,760 active Covid-19 cases in Johor as of Saturday (May 8). The patients involved have been isolated and are receiving treatments either at low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC), in hospitals or at home,” he said.

On the national immunisation programme, Vidyananthan said that some 71,623 frontliners have received their first dosage for the Covid-19 vaccine while 53,543 frontliners have completed both.

“The second phase of the programme started on April 29 and as of Friday (May 7), some 13,611 individuals, comprising senior citizens (7,504), those with comorbidities (5,661), the disabled (29) and others (417) have registered,” he said, adding that the registration rate of the vaccine in Johor now stands at about 42.10%.

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