Covid-19 Watch: 2,605 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 62.4pc


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,605 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (June 29), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,563,188 infections since the pandemic began.

The Health Ministry's CovidNow portal reported that 2,602 of Wednesday's new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while three imported infections were logged.

There were also 1,633 recoveries on Wednesday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,498,711 since the pandemic began.

The portal also reported that there were 28,714 active cases currently in the country, with 27,465, or 95.7%, observing home quarantine and 22 individuals, or 0.1%, admitted to low-risk quarantine and treatment centres.

The CovidNow portal reported that 1,227 patients, or 4.27% 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 40, with 24 of these patients requiring ventilation support.

The ICU utilisation rate nationwide stood at 62.4%, with five states or localities recording ICU usage rates of more than 60%.

Kedah had the highest ICU utilisation rate at 90.4%, followed by Selangor (85.9%), Kelantan (79.1%), Kuala Lumpur (71%) and Johor (66.4%).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry's GitHub data repository reported that five Covid-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday, including one Brought in Dead (BID).

This brings the death toll to 35,763.

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