Covid-19 Watch: 1,483 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 63.4pc

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,483 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Oct 4), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,846,592 infections since the pandemic began.

The Health Ministry's CovidNow portal reported that 1,479 of Tuesday's new Covid-19 cases were local transmissions while four imported infections were logged.

Recoveries outpaced new infections, with 1,852 patients recovering on Tuesday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,787,250 since the pandemic began.

The portal also reported that there were 22,957 active cases currently in the country, with 21,958, or 95.6%, observing home quarantine.

The CovidNow portal reported that 999 patients, or 4.35% 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 42, with 23 of these patients requiring ventilation support.

The ICU utilisation rate nationwide stood at 63.4%, with eight states or localities recording ICU usage rates of more than 60%.

Johor had the highest ICU utilisation rate at 77.7%, followed by Kedah (76.9%), Selangor (74.8%), Kelantan (67.7%), Kuala Lumpur (67.4%), Perak (63.7%), Negri Sembilan (63.3%) and Pahang (60.2%).

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

This brings the death toll to 36,385.

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