New Covid-19 Cases See A 57% Rise In November

New Covid-19 Cases See A 57% Rise In November

A total of 3,626 Covid-19 cases were reported during the week of 19 to 25 November. This marks an approximate 57 percent increase compared to the previous week which had 2,305 cases. This was revealed in a statement released by the Ministry of Health.

According to Health Director-General Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan 48 percent of the cases involved those between the ages of 20 and 40, with more than 98 percent of them only having mild symptoms.

In addition to this, Covid-19 cases has seen a resurging trend in the past few weeks. Cases have ben exceeding 1,000 every week since early October (8 to 14 October) until the last week of November (19 to 25 November) 2023. He said there are eight Covid-19 clusters still active reported with 121 cases involved.

“The cumulative number of clusters reported up to week 47/2023 is 7,248. The majority of clusters reported are education clusters,” he said in the statement shared to the media. Week 47 refers to the dates from 19 to 25 November 2023.

Dr Muhammad Radzi said the admission rate of Covid-19 patients increased to 2.9 per 100,000 population during the Week 47.  Occupancy of intensive care unit (ICU) beds  are now at 0.4 per cent and non-critical Covid-19 beds at 0.9 percent.

Despite the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Health Ministry wishes to assure the public that the situation is under control. The Health Ministry does not warrant any drastic health measures. According to Dr Muhammad Radzi, four new Omicron variants were also reported during the Week 47, all of which consisted of Variants of Concern (VOC).

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