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Covid-19 situation improving, Malaysia ready to enter endemic phase, says Dr Noor Hisham


Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference in Putrajaya August 13, 2021. — Bernama pic
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference in Putrajaya August 13, 2021. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — The improving Covid-19 situation in the country in recent weeks proves that Malaysia and the people are ready to enter the endemic phase said Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said this could be seen through the declining trend in average daily cases, the number of clusters and hospital utilisation capacity, while the country registers a high vaccination rate.

He said overall, key indicators including the number of daily cases, active cases, fatalities, cases treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as well as the R-Naught (Rt) rate recorded a consistent decline since the 34th epidemiology week (August 22-28).

He said there was a decline of 23.6 per cent in the number of Covid-19 cases, from 83,368 cases in the 39th epidemiology week to 62,722 cases in the 40th epidemiology week.

“A total of 133,806 active cases were reported in the 40th week, a decline of 21 per cent, compared to the 39th epidemiology week,” he said in a statement on the development of Covid-19 today. — Bernama



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