malaymail.com 02 May, 2021 11:00 am

MOH: Active Covid-19 cases shoot above 30,000 again, ICU patients at new peak

MOH: Active Covid-19 cases shoot above 30,000 again, ICU patients at new peak
KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Active Covid-19 cases breached the 30,000 mark today as the country reported 3,418 more daily infections, reaching a high last seen on February 24 when most major states were still locked down by the second movement control order. The Ministry of Health also reported the...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Active Covid-19 cases breached the 30,000 mark today as the country reported 3,418 more daily infections, reaching a high last seen on February 24 when most major states were still locked down by the second movement control order.In six of the hospitals within the Klang Valley — Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Ampang, Hospital Serdang, Hospital Selayang and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang — over 70 per cent of ICU beds have been taken up, the ministry tweeted this evening.“The healthcare capacity in the Klang Valley (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) is at a worrying level,” it tweeted this evening.Dr Noor Hisham warned yesterday that ICUs in Klang Valley hospitals were once again nearing capacity following the resurgence of Covid-19 cases shortly after movement restrictions were relaxed.

The Ministry of Health also reported the highest number of severe Covid-19 cases today, with 345 people needing intensive care and 175 requiring ventilator support.Malaysia is facing what some experts believe to be a “fourth wave” of the pandemic, with the recent number of daily cases nearly reaching the 4,000 mark.

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