PUTRAJAYA FEB.16: Malaysia is encountering a spike in COVID-19 infections today recording 27,831 new cases the highest since the pandemic started in early 2020, bringing the cumulative totals to 3,111,514 with 27,734 cases in categories 1 and 2 and 97 cases (0.35 per cent) in categories 3,4 and 5.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdulah said, 7,606 cases (27.33 per cent) are in category 1, 20,128 (72.32 per cent) in category 2, 59 cases (0.21 per cent) in category 3, 28 cases (0.10 per cent) category 4 and 10 cases (0.04 per cent) in category 5.
“The COVID-19 infectivity rate in Malaysia as a whole is 1.33 based on the daily cases on 15th Feb. 2022 with Labuan still recording the highest with 2.08 followed by other states namely Sabah 1.52, Selangor 1.29, Pulau Pinang 1.40, Johor 1.31, Kelantan 1.33, Melaka 1.21, Kuala Lumpur 1.24, Putrajaya 1.23 and Negeri Sembilan 1.27,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in his Facebook post here today.
Meanwhile, Kedah’s infectivity rate is 1.40, Pahang 1.32, Perak 1.28, Terengganu 1.36, Sarawak 1.57 and Perlis 1.41.
In another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, as of 5.00pm today, the non-critical COVID-19 patients’ beds and Intensive Care Units (ICU) have increased while the patients in the Low Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) have reduced compared to yesterday.
“The usage of ICU beds for COVID-19 in Johor is 61 per cent while Kuala Lumpur 50 percent have shown more than 50 per cent beds have been utilised,” Dr. Noor Hisham added.
Meanwhile the usage of non ICU beds for COVID-19 in nine states namely Selangor (97 per cent), Kelantan (88 per cent), Perak (85 per cent), Perlis (84 per cent), Sabah (82 per cent) Putrajaya (79 per cent), Johor (79 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (71 per cent), Pulau Pinang (54 per cent) have shown that the utilisation has reached more than 50 per cent.
However for the PKRC beds in nine states namely Melaka (100 per cent), Selangor (82 per cent), Negeri Sembilan (79 per cent), Pahang (71 per cent), Kelantan (67 per cent), Sabah (64 per cent), Johor (63 per cent), Kedah (62 per cent), and Perak (56 per cent) have shown the utilisation is more than 50 per cent. –Malaysia World News