Kedah Shows A Decreasing Trend In The COVID Death Count

Kedah Shows A Decreasing Trend In The COVID Death Count
Source – The Straits Times

For the past two weeks, Kedah has shown a downward trend, with an average of three Covid-19 mortality cases.


Kedah Shows A Decreasing Trend In The COVID Death Count

For the past two weeks, Kedah has shown a downward trend, with an average of three Covid-19 mortality cases.

Dr Othman Warijo, the State Health Department director, told The Vibes that no brought-in-dead cases had been reported in the previous 14 days.

Despite the alarming number of Omicron variant cases found in the country, he stated this is a good indicator of the state’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, we cannot be relaxed, as we have to continue our role in fighting the pandemic to make the nation overcome the disease and to stop the spread of the virus in the country," he said.

Source - FMT

Dr Othman said the state was completing booster vaccines at a rate of 25%, based on the previous requirement of a six-month delay between booster doses.

However, after the government announced a new requirement of a three-month delay after the second dose, demand for booster vaccinations surged.

Seven outlets, including government hospitals and vaccination centres, private hospitals and private clinics, are offering booster dose vaccination for senior citizens and the eligible general public,” he said.

Dr Othman encouraged those who qualify to get their booster jabs, as it would help enhance their immune system and strengthen their protection against the coronavirus.

According to the Health Ministry’s statistics in the CovidNow portal, Kedah has recorded 15 deaths in 10,000 people over the last 14 days, whereas Penang has registered 17 cases. Perlis recorded 10 cases.

Kedah recorded a total of 249 new cases over the last two weeks, with 32 admissions. Penang had 191 registered cases with 21 admissions, while Perlis registered 16 cases with nine admissions.

Penang has a total of 1,892 active cases, in which 1,647 patients have been placed under home quarantine.

74 are placed in low-risk treatment centres, while 152 are admitted to hospitals, with eight of them in the intensive care unit (ICU) requiring ventilators and 11 in the ICU without ventilators.

Source – The Vibes

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