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Malaysia records a steep increase in Covid-19 hopitalisation

Covid-19 hospitalisation across several states in Malaysia had been on the rise since the past 2 weeks, despite having a high vaccination coverate.

According to the data on CovidNow and GitHub, the Klang Valley, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negri Sembilan, Sarawak, and Kuala Lumpur showed an upward trend in hospital admissions (seven-day average) from 16 to 29 January.

Nationwide, Malaysia has recorded a spike in hospital admissions (seven-day average) from 854 on 16 January to 908 on 29 January.

Source: The Straits Times

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur recorded the steepest increase from 44 admissions (seven-day average) on 16 January to 76 on 29 January, followed by Johor with 182 admissions on 16 January 16 to 213 on 29 January.

Whereas the Klang Valley reported an increase of daily admissions (seven-day average) from 293 to 312 in the same period.

As of 30 January, 79.8% of the total population received at least one dose of their Covid-19 vaccination with 78.7% fully vaccinated.

Source: The Star

The Klang Valley has the highest population percentage (fully vaccinated) at 94.6%, followed by Penang (86.1%), Negri Sembilan (84.2%), Johor (80.7%), Perlis (80.3%), Labuan (80.2%), Melaka (76.9%), Sarawak (75.8%), Perak (74.2%), Kedah (72.2%), Pahang (70.2%), Terengganu (70%), Kelantan (61.9%) and Sabah (61.4%).

Meanwhile, Malaysia has recorded 10 deaths per 10,000 people, with Selangor, Labuan, the Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur recording the highest number of deaths at 15 per 10,000 people.

This was followed by Negri Sembilan (12 deaths per 10,000 people), Johor (10), Melaka (10), Kedah (10), Penang (10), Sabah (7), Kelantan (7), Sarawak (6), Perak (6), Terengganu (6), Perlis (5), Pahang (5) and Putrajaya (2).

On Saturday (29 January), Malaysia had registered 5,139 new infections, raising the cumulative number of cases to 2,861,069, including 51,397 active cases.

Out of the 51,397 active cases, 85.5% are undergoing home quarantine, 8.5% are placed in Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC), and 5.7% are hospitalised.

Meanwhile, a total of 119 patients were being treated at intensive care units (ICU) at healthcare facilities nationwide with 69 of them ventilated.

In terms of ICU utilisation, states with over 60% utilisation were Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Klang Valley, Kelantan, Melaka and Selangor.


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