Selangor Journal
Healthcare workers making preparations and recording attendance of Covid-19 patients at the Petaling Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) at the Stadium Malawati in Section 13, Shah Alam, on February 8, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

Drop in number of new Covid-19 cases, deaths last week — Health D-G

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — The number of new Covid-19 cases in the 39th Epidemiological Week (epi week) from September 25 to October 1 dropped 5.2 per cent to 12,291 from 12,963 cases during the previous week (from September 18 to September 24), said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said during the 39th epi week, there were 12,260 cases, from 12,934 cases during the 38th epi week, while the imported cases increased by 6.9 per cent to 31 cases in the 39th epi week, from 29 cases in the 38th epi week.

“Death cases due to Covid-19 in the 39th epi week decreased by 35 per cent to 26 cases from 40 cases in the 38th epi week, while the average daily active cases for the same week decreased by 2.5 per cent to 24,713 cases from the previous week,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today.

On the number of recovery cases, he said it dropped by 8.4 per cent to 12,534 cases in the 3ith epi week, from 13,677 cases the previous week.

Dr Noor Hisham added that based on the CAC physical data that was reported for the 38th and 39th epi week, it was found that the number of patient arrivals to CAC decreased by nine per cent, while the number of Covid-19 cases undergoing home monitoring decreased by 53.5 per cent.

On the trend of daily active Covid-19 cases that were monitored virtually, he said it dropped to 27,486 at the end of the 39th week, from 30,819 cases at the end of the 38th epi week.

Dr Noor Hisham said the number of Covid-19 cases referred by CAC to hospitals had increased by 8.2 per cent last week, while the number of Covid-19 admissions to public hospitals per 100,000 population in the 39th week recorded a decrease of 7.7 per cent for Categories One and Two patients, while Categories Three, Four and Five Patients decreased by 13.0 per cent, from the previous week.

The usage of Covid-19 beds in the 39th week dropped by one per cent for non-critical beds, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds (three per cent) and remained at zero per cent for beds at the low-risk Covid-19 Treatment Centre (PKRC).

On Covid-19 patients requiring ventilators, he said, the number decreased by 0.4 per cent in the 39th epi week.

With the new cases reported during the 39th epi week, he said the cumulative number of Covid-19 reported in the country since January 25, 2020, was 4,842,505 cases, with a cumulative number of cured cases totalling 4,781,138.

The cumulative number of death due to Covid-19 is 36,374 cases, while the cumulative number of clusters is 7,081 cases with 13 clusters still active, Dr Noor Hisham added.

— Bernama

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