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Bed occupancy for ICUs treating Covid patients over 100% in Sabah, Kedah and Perak

The bed occupancy rates in Selangor, Kelantan, Penang and Johor meanwhile are approaching 100%.

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Bed occupancy rates at ICUs treating Covid-19 patients in Sabah, Kedah and Perak have exceeded 100%, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said as of Sept 1, Sabah had 145 beds or 126% being used at its ICUs, followed by Kedah at 121% with 104 beds, and Perak at 107% with 90 beds.

Noor Hisham said other states such as Selangor, Kelantan, Penang and Johor had an ICU bed usage of almost 100%, with Selangor and Kelantan at 99% each, Penang 96% and Johor 95%.

Throughout Malaysia, the rate of hospital bed occupancy in ICUs reached 90% while the non-ICU bed usage was at 78% as of Sept 1.

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