Covid-19: Rise in new infections, drop in death cases last week - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of new Covid-19 infections in the country for the 25th Epidemiology Week (ME 25) which was between June 19 and 25 saw a 10.9% increase to 15,739 cases compared to 14,195 cases the week before.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said however, the number of deaths showed a 38.1% drop, with 13 cases compared to 21 cases in the previous week.

"The number of recovered cases in ME 25 also showed a rise of 33.8% - from 10,524 to 14,078 cases,” he said in a statement on Monday (June 27).

He said the admission of Covid-19 patients into health facilities (public hospitals and the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres) per 100,000 population, had increased by 11% for ME 25 compared to the earlier week.

“The number of Covid-19 patient admissions to public hospitals per 100,000 population increased by 28%.

"Categories 1 and 2 patient admissions increased 14% while Categories 3, 4 and 5 admissions increased 45%,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham added that active cases being monitored by the virtual Covid-19 Assessment Centre increased 27.1% at the end of ME 25 from 27,247 cases to 34,639 cases.

He said the average infectivity rate (Rt value) showed a 1.9% drop compared to the previous week, adding that there were now eight active Covid-19 clusters in the country. - Bernama

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