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Covid-19 (April 19): 6,069 new cases, ICU use dips below 100
Published:  Apr 20, 2022 2:02 AM
Updated: 2:29 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry said 6,069 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total cumulative infections to 4,402,234.

Active cases stood at 92,040, down 43.2 percent compared to 14 days ago. The R-number, as of yesterday, was at 0.86. A number below 1.00 indicates that the spread of Covid-19 was slowing down.

New cases according to states are as follows:

Selangor (3,180)
Kuala Lumpur (830)
Negeri Sembilan (470)
Perak (265)
Penang (237)
Malacca (225)
Johor (179)
Sarawak (160)
Kedah (124)
Terengganu (124)
Pahang (90)
Sabah (79)
Kelantan (49)
Putrajaya (47)
Perlis (6)
Labuan (4)

Another 12 deaths attributed to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, of which one was declared as "brought in dead".

Over the past week, an average of 15.4 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, while the average for the past 30 days was 35, indicating that Covid-19 deaths are on the downtrend.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 35,449 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19.

There have been 466 reported Covid-19 deaths this month. For comparison, there were 2,235 deaths last month and 770 in February.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 1,070 deaths per 1 million population, and the fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.

The highest number of new deaths was reported in Perak (5) followed by Johor (3), Kedah (1), Malacca (1), Pahang (1) and Putrajaya (1).

There are 1,988 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised of which 97 are in intensive care.

The highest number of admissions yesterday was recorded in Selangor (192) followed by Johor (112) and Sabah (70).

Daily admissions of Covid-19 patients, on a seven-day average basis, have not been this low since March 17 last year.

The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care has not been this low since Oct 14, 2020.

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