COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 5,143 new Covid-19 cases today, while the hospitalisation of Covid-19 patients is creeping up.
Daily hospital admission for Covid-19 patients rose by 9.5 percent over the last seven days compared to the preceding week.
Hospitalisation in the Klang Valley is up 20 percent. Other regions which saw rising hospitalisation rates are Malacca, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Johor.
Covid-19 hospital beds utilisation is above 80 percent in Terengganu and Kelantan. However, utilisation rates are dynamic as more parts of a hospital can be repurposed for Covid-19 patients when necessary.
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care is 1.5 lower over the past week compared to the previous week. There are currently 526 patients in Covid-19 ICU of which 250 are intubated.
The number of new cases for each state will only be published after midnight. The following is the breakdown for yesterday (Nov 14), which saw 5,162 new cases reported:
Kuala Lumpur (278)
Negeri Sembilan (174)
The Health Ministry is currently monitoring 250 active Covid-19 clusters, down 20.4 percent from a week ago.
Active Covid-19 clusters have been dropping rapidly since October.
The Health Ministry did not report any new clusters today.