Health Ministry monitoring new Covid-19 wave in Singapore, says Dr Dzul

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

“The Health Ministry is closely tracking the trajectory of the recent wave of two-fold increase in Covid-19 cases reported by Singapore,” said Dzulkefly in an X post on Sunday (May 19).

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It was highlighted that the combined proportion of sub-variants KP.1 and KP.2 currently accounts for over 2/3 of Covid-19 cases in Singapore,” he added.

He said Malaysia reported 1,230 cases between May 12 and May 18.

This is an increase of 14.8% from the 1,071 cases reported in the week prior.

“No new deaths from Covid-19 were reported since April 25, 2024,” he said.

According to the Ministry, the variant currently circulating in Malaysia remained the Omicron variant and its subvariants.

"Specifically, they are sublineages of JN.1.11.1. On May 3, the World Health Organization listed KP.2 as a Currently Circulating Variant Under Monitoring. However, this variant has not led to severe infections in those affected,” it added.

The number of cases in the neighbouring republic doubled to 25,900 between May 5 and May 11, from 13,700.

Average daily hospitalisation from Covid-19 increased to 250 from 181.

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