Melaka sees declining trend in Covid cases
The number of active cases has also gone down, as has the number of cases requiring ICU treatment.
The number of new Covid-19 infections in Melaka has decreased by 7% from 1,400 cases in the 44th epidemiological week (ME) (Oct 31 to Nov 6) to 1,300 cases in the 45th ME (Nov 7 to 13).
State health director Dr Rusdi Abd Rahman said the average number of active cases also dropped by 8.7% from 3,075 cases (44th ME) to 2,809 (45th ME), in a trend consistent since the 40th ME.
“The death cases also show a decline of 33% from six cases (44th ME) to four cases (45th ME). The number of cases requiring treatment in ICUs showed an 11.8% decrease from 17 cases (44th ME) to 15 cases (45th ME),” he said in a statement today.
Melaka recorded the fifth highest incidence rate in Malaysia at 290 per 100,000 population within 14 days from Nov 4, he said, adding that the infectivity rate in the state also decreased from 0.99 (44th ME) to 0.97 at the end of the 45th ME.
Rusdi said the number of patients requiring respiratory assistance also dropped by 14.3% from seven cases (44th ME) to six cases (45th ME).
As of Nov 13, there were a total of 181 clusters in the state, of which 167 clusters had ended while 14 others were still active.
On hospital admissions, Rusdi said as of Nov 13, only seven of the total 198 new cases were patients in Category Three, Four and Five.
“Also, a total of 915 fatalities were reported, with 119 of them brought in dead while deaths due to Covid-19 stood at 1.3% as of Nov 13.
“About 63.3% of the death cases involved unvaccinated individuals, partially vaccinated (25.6%) and fully vaccinated (11%),” he added.
On the vaccination rate, a total of 701,621 individuals or 92.2% of the adult population and 77,204 individuals or 89.3% of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 in the state had completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Nov 13.
A total of 44,369 individuals or 6.5% of the adult population have received their booster shot for the same period, he added.