Key Covid Indicators On A Downward Trend Says Health DG
PETALING JAYA: According to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, there was a decreasing trend in most key Covid-19 indicators compared to the previous week.
However, he said that the number of patients requiring intensive care (ICU) has increased by 2%.
“Compared to the previous week, there was a decrease of 13.1% in new Covid-19 cases. The average number of positive cases had reduced by 7%, from 70,829 cases to 65,573, and the decrease in the number of active cases had been consistent over the nine weeks.”
“The number of deaths decreased by 27.2% and cases requiring respiratory assistance did not show a significant change and remained at 214. As at Nov 6, the daily R-naught in Malaysia has been reduced from 0.96 to 0.91 on Nov 1,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Dr. Noor Hisham went on to say that as of yesterday, another 4,543 additional Covid-19 cases had been recorded, bringing the total to 2,510,852.
“Out of the 4,543 new Covid-19 cases, 15 are imported cases and 4,528 are local cases. Some 112 patients fall under Categories 3, 4 and 5 whereas there are 4,431 cases under Categories 1 and 2. A total of 7,348 patients had recovered from Covid-19. There are 534 cases that needed ICU care,” he added.
Dr. Noor Hisham also said that six additional clusters were discovered, bringing the total number of active clusters in Malaysia to 314 in total.
He also urged school officials to pay attention to the safety and health of students, as well as the school environment, in order to avoid Covid-19 outbreaks.
“This is because it can result in a more widespread infection among students, teachers, staff in educational institutions and also to their families, and in turn, spread to the community.”
“Everyone must do their part in following the standard operating procedure to prevent education clusters from emerging,” he emphasised.