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.
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.