The number of new Covid-19 cases decreased by 6.6% to 26,678 during the 32nd epidemiological week (ME 32/2022) from Aug 7 to 13.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said for the same period, 60 fatalities were recorded, the same as the week before.
"The number of recoveries in ME 32/2022 increased by 1.1%, from 28,604 cases to 28,905 cases.
"The daily average of active cases for ME 32/2022 was 44,706, which is a decrease of 2.7% compared to the previous week," he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, the admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals and public Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) per 100,000 residents for patients in Category One and Two increased by 5.3% while the same rate for those in Category Three, Four and Five increased by 11.4%.
Noor Hisham said the occupancy of ICU beds increased by 2% and 1% each for PKRC beds and non-critical beds.
He said the percentage of Covid-19 patients requiring ventilators increased by 0.3% in ME 32/2022 compared to ME31/2022.
He said positive Covid-19 cases monitored by Covid-19 assessment centres (CACs) across the country also showed an increase.
"The number of patient arrivals at CACs increased by 3.9%, new cases undergoing monitoring at home rose by 2.1% while cases referred by CACs to PKRC and hospitals was up by 66.4%," he said.
In the meantime, he said the average RT value showed a decrease of 2.0%.