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The Number Of ICU Patients Drop But Brought-In-Dead Cases On The Rise. What Gives?

The Number Of ICU Patients Drop But Brought-In-Dead Cases On The Rise. What Gives?

Out of the 274 Covid-19 deaths reported yesterday 77 were BID.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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Dr Hana Hadzrami, an Anaesthesiologist from Kuala Lumpur Hospital recently caught the nation’s attention when she posted that the situation at HKL has changed for the better.

The number of elderly Covid-19 patients has gone down since July, as have the number of locals admitted for the illness.

The ED (Emergency Department) used to be a sea of body bags and patient beds, with canvas sheets lining the floor – you could see them at every nook and corner. But now you can see the floor.

Dr Hana Hadzrami, Anaesthesiologist, Kuala Lumpur Hospital

The number of patients who needed to be admitted to the ICU and fatalities due to Covid-19 had also decreased.

This is in line with the reduced number of category 5 patients, the critically ill who needed ventilation support. 

More recently it was reported that The number of daily admissions of Covid-19 patients for treatment at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR), Klang has dropped by over 50% since last week.

Brought In Dead Cases On The Rise

File Pic: Yusof Mat Isa/Malay Mail

However, since May, statistics from the Ministry of Health (MOH) show that the number of BID cases has increased. 

In August the MOH also said that 79% of BID cases had never been screened. That means that they did not know that they had Covid-19 in the first place!

It is speculated that this is happening because the patients did not have severe symptoms and were quarantined at home. After all, self monitoring is not as good as medical care at the hospital.

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Yesterday (16 August), there were 19,740 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia and 274 Covid-19 deaths. 77 of these deaths were BID.

KKMPutrajaya / Twitter

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