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Kelantan hospitals, quarantine centres maxed out amid surge in Covid-19 cases

The state's infectivity rate or R-naught was 1.44 as of yesterday.

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The current spike in Covid-19 cases in Kelantan has caused hospital facilities and low-risk quarantine centres in the state to be fully stretched, state authorities say.

Dr Izani Husin, state Local Government, Housing and Health Committee chairman, said the situation had also caused a shortage of health personnel.

“The infectivity rate (Rt) or R-naught (R0) today is the highest at 1.44, way above the national Rt of 1.15,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday.

“The daily cases in Kelantan are at a record high of 662, which is also the highest in Malaysia today, bringing the state’s total to 10,199 cases,” he added.

He also said the new cluster detected yesterday had brought the number of active clusters in Kelantan to 31, with over 3,000 pending cases and 3,493 active cases.

All districts in Kelantan are under movement control order (MCO) until April 29.

The MCO was enforced in Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Bachok, Machang, Tumpat and Tanah Merah districts from April 16 while the MCO in Jeli, Kuala Krai and Gua Musang began yesterday.

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