Covid-19 cases up 41% to 1,913 last week

PETALING JAYA: The number of new Covid-19 cases increased by 41.7% last week to 1,913, from 1,350 recorded the week before, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In his update for the week ending Feb 4, Noor Hisham said the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to public hospitals under Category 1 to 5 dropped by 8.8% per 100,000 from the preceding week.

He added that there was no change in overall bed occupancy for non-critical and ICU beds.

Active cases declined slightly during the week to 9,476 from 9,478 the previous week.

“Recoveries dropped by 41.7% from 2,177 cases to 1,270,” Noor Hisham said.

“The number of deaths stood at three, 62.5% down from eight the week before, bringing the cumulative figure for fatalities to 36,943.”

He said a total of 5,037,784 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the country since January 2020.

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