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New Covid-19 instances show a downward trend

Compared to the 20th Epidemiology Week (ME20), the number of Covid-19 fatalities fell from 29 to 19 between 21 and 28 May
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In the 21st Epidemiology Week (ME21), the country’s Covid-19 fatalities and new cases dropped by 34.5 percent.

According to a statement issued today by Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the average daily active cases for ME21 reported were 25,360, indicating a downward trend of 15.1% from the previous epidemiological week.

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In comparison to the previous week, new cases recorded on ME21 decreased by 4.1 percent, from 13,630 to 13,076 cases.

In the same week, local transmission cases declined by 4.4%, from 13,615 to 13,022, while imported cases increased by 260 percent, from 15 to 54 instances.

A total of 2.6 percent of positive Covid-19 cases from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) samples on ME21 increased by 62.5 percent, compared to 1.6 percent on ME20.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

In the 21st epidemiological week, he stated the overall number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised to health facilities such as hospitals and the Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) per 100,000 reduced by 10%.

Dr. Noor Hisham also reported that the country’s total Covid-19 clusters were 7,012 as of Saturday (28 May), with three active clusters.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, the ministry’s observation at sentinel points across the country revealed a further drop in Covid-19 samples.

Nur Haliza Roslan
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