17 April 2022
There were 331 new hospital admissions involving Covid-19 cases yesterday, the health ministry said.
Of this, 185 cases were in Category 1 and 2 while 146 were in Category 3, 4 and 5.
Selangor had the highest number of new admissions with 74, followed by Perak (64) and Johor (36).
A total of 335 patients were also discharged yesterday.
In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Covid-19 intensive care units (ICUs) were at 16% of their total capacity of 859 beds.
There was no region where the number of ICU beds had exceeded 50% capacity today.
A total of 81 patients required respiratory assistance, with ventilators being used at 9% of their maximum capacity.
The use of normal Covid-19 beds exceeded 50% capacity in Putrajaya (53%).
In terms of the total capacity for both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients at public hospitals, critical beds were at 57% capacity while 52% of ICUs were in use.
Ten new clusters were also reported yesterday.
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