Covid-19 cases drop significantly in Epidemiological Week 14


PUTRAJAYA: The number of Covid-19 cases dropped by 97.1 per cent to 493 cases in the 14th Epidemiological Week (EW 14/2024) from March 31-April 6 compared to 17,256 cases in EW 1/2024.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan said the number of Covid-19 fatality cases also showed a significant decrease from 32 cases in EW 1/2024 to one case in EW 14/2024, which is a 95.5 per cent drop.

"Since the Epidemiological Week 1 of 2024 (EW 1/2024), the number of Covid-19 cases reported has shown a significant drop,” he said in a statement on Monday (April 8).

He said that, so far, the Omicron variant is still spreading in Malaysia, with its subvariants not causing severe infection among infected individuals.

"Although the Covid-19 situation is improving, the Covid-19 virus will continue to be with us and we must be wary in facing this threat. The Health Ministry will constantly monitor the latest Covid-19 situation at the global level and in Malaysia.

"The ministry has monitoring methods to assess Covid-19 situations since the early phase of the pandemic, which is known as the Heightened Alert System (HAS), which is still being used now,” he said.

In conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, Dr Muhammad Radzi advised the public to take care of their health and avoid infecting or spreading the disease to others when gathering in large groups in closed and crowded places.

The preventive and control measures that need to be practised is to wash your hands regularly with sanitisation.

In addition, he also encouraged the wearing of face masks, especially for those at a high risk of being infected, or individuals with symptoms, or when gathered in close or crowded places and to continue to adopt TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, Seek) if symptomatic.

Meanwhile, he also advised the public to get sufficient rest before starting on their journey (to their hometowns) and to take a break at R&R (rest and service) areas to reduce their stress levels.- Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Indonesian man nabbed with drugs worth RM110,000 in Perak
Malaysian Harvard law student wins prestigious US award for helping poor clients
Papagomo's representation to drop sedition charge dismissed, Trial on July 11
Wild party at Terengganu resort, owner issued compound of RM25,000
Diesel subsidies cost govt RM1bil a month, losses RM4.5mil a day, says minister
Pulau Gaya islanders catch 200kg croc lurking off KK city waters
Fuel subsidy details missing from PM's speech, says Hamzah
Diesel subsidy rationalisation to be done this year, says Domestic Trade Minister (Poll Inside)
State education department to closely track kids to ensure they get an education, says Johor exco
Perlis MB's son pleads not guilty to charge of submitting false claims

Others Also Read