Even if we are in the endemic phase, all of us should not loosen up because the invisible virus continues to dominate our lives.
According to Dr Noor Hisham, director-general of health, the number of new Covid-19 cases climbed last week by 6.1 percent to 16,694, from 15,739 the week before.
As per FMT, Dr Noor Hisham stated in his update on July 2, that the spike in cases was also accompanied by an increase in the number of patients admitted to public hospitals and quarantine facilities.
Compared to the previous week, there were 10% more hospital admissions per 100,000 people.
The overall bed occupancy for non-critical cases grew 4%, while the utilisation of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds climbed by 2%.
According to Dr Noor Hisham, 28,956 active cases have been reported.
In the statement, he said that recoveries increased by 1.5% from 14,078 to 12,293.
The total number of fatalities increased from 13 to 26 by 100%, pushing the total to 35,771. – Dr Noor Hisham
Since January 2020, there have been a total of 4,571,355 cases of Covid-19 reported in nation, added Dr Noor Hisham.
Test and Quarantine Procedure For Covid-19 Positive Cases
Those who test positive for Covid-19 must follow a few mandatory steps, such as;
- undergo a supervised (physical or virtual) RTH-Ag Covid-19 test on Day-4 of quarantine
- test results need to be uploaded to MySejahtera by the medical practitioner
- if tested negative with the result reflected on MySejahtera, patient may end quarantine
- if tested positive, patient must complete 7 days of quarantine
- No further test required after day-7
Precautions to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19
In order to prevent the spread of disease, everyone must take these precautions into account, including;
- Wear a face mask securely when in a confined area or among large crowds.
- Keep washing hands and sanitise frequently.
- Immunisation vaccine and boosters are required for all people between the ages of 5 to 17.
- Second dose vaccination is indicated for those who are at high risk and immune-compromised.
A self-reminder to always comply with TRIIS (Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, Seek) in your daily routine and conduct a self-test.
Stay safe and healthy.