Hospitals and low-risk treatment centres addressing COVID-19 patients in Malaysia are nearing a limit, as infections continue rising across the country.
At present, the number of patients hospitals can accommodate are 23,000 people at a time.
This number however, will soon be surpassed as the number of active cases in the country has crossed 22,089 people at present.
Despite the large number of cases, over 90% of the current cases are low-risk and asymptomatic, according to health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He also added that the Ministry of Health is considering home isolation for low-risk/asymptomatic patients to free up available hospital resources for those in more critical condition.
“At present, we can still accommodate the patients. But we are currently making preparations in anticipation of more increase. As 90% of cases are those who are low risk and asymptomatic, we are considering letting these patients be quarantined at home” said Dr Noor Hisham in a press conference.