Covid-19 Watch: 2,430 new cases, nationwide ICU usage at 59.4pc


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,430 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (May 25), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,497,212 infections since the pandemic began.

The Health Ministry's CovidNow portal reported that 2,418 of Wednesday's new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while 12 imported infections were logged.

There were 2,192 recoveries on Wednesday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,436,387 since the pandemic began.

The portal also reported that there were 25,172 active cases currently in the country, with 24,053, or 95.6%, observing home quarantine and 12 individuals admitted to low-risk quarantine and treatment centres.

The CovidNow portal reported that 1,107 patients, or 4.4% of the total, were currently admitted to hospital for treatment. The number of Covid-19 patients warded at intensive care units (ICU) throughout the country stands at 31, with 18 of these patients requiring ventilation support.

The ICU utilisation rate nationwide stood at 59.4%, with seven states or localities recording ICU usage rates of more than 60%.

Selangor had the highest ICU utilisation rate at 84.6%, followed by Kedah (78.1%), Melaka (68.5%), Kuala Lumpur (67.7%), Kelantan (65.8%), Negri Sembilan (65.3%) and Johor (64.9%).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry's GitHub data repository reported that six Covid-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

This brings the death toll to 35,653.

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