Covid-19 Cases Rises 14% To 1,230, MOH Closely Monitoring New Variant

The Ministry of Health released the latest Covid-19 case statistics in Malaysis whereby for the Week of 12 to 18 May 2024 the number of cases was reported to be 1230 compared to 1071 in the previous week an increase of 14.8%.

MOH also reported that there were no new deaths from Covid-19 was reported since 25 April 2024. Minister Datuk Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad in his X posts said his ministry is closely tracking the trajectory of the recent wave of 2 fold increase in cases reported in Singapore.

It was reported that combined proportion of sub variants KP.1 and KP.2 currently accounts for over 2/3 of Covid-19 cases in Singapore.

Yesterday, the Lion City said the estimated number of COVID-19 infections in the week of May 5 to 11 rose to 25,900 – a 90 per cent increase compared with the 13,700 cases in the week before that. 

The average daily COVID-19 hospitalisations rose to about 250 from 181 the week before, said the Singaporean Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (May 18). It added that the average daily cases in intensive care remained low at three cases compared to two cases in the previous week. 

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