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Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket To 12,757 In A Week

Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket To 12,757 In A Week

It is highly recommended that individuals wear masks if they have symptoms, to protect others from contracting the virus.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled in just one week, reaching a staggering 12,757.

The Ministry of Health has issued a stern warning, urging people to wear masks if they exhibit any symptoms while venturing outside.

Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan revealed that the hospitalization rate for Covid-19 patients has surged, with non-emergency bed utilization and ICU bed utilization rates climbing to 1.4%.

Furthermore, the percentage of patients requiring respiratory assistance has spiked to 0.5%.

Despite the alarming spike in cases, Dr Muhammad Radzi assured the public that the situation is still under control and has not overwhelmed medical facilities.

In a concerning development, 26 new Omicron variants were reported during the 49th epidemiological week, with 21 classified as variant strains of concern (VOC) and 5 as variant strains to be observed (VOI).

On the treatment front, Dr Muhammad Radzi emphasized that Paxlovid remains effective against all current coronavirus variants, providing relief from symptoms and preventing the disease from worsening.

High-risk individuals, particularly those aged 60 and above or with weak immunity, are advised to seek Paxlovid treatment within 5 days of symptom onset.

Holiday Season Concerns and Personal Experiences Shared on Social Media

As the holiday season approaches, health authorities anticipate a further surge in cases due to increased movement and gatherings.

The public is strongly urged to wear masks when exhibiting symptoms in order to safeguard others from contracting the virus.

In recent times, an increasing number of individuals have been turning to social media to openly discuss their personal battles with Covid-19, shedding light on their experiences and the challenges they have faced.

This trend has extended to public figures as well, with renowned singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza among those who have chosen to share their journey after being infected by the virus.

This candid sharing not only raises awareness about the widespread impact of Covid-19 but also serves as a source of support and solidarity for others navigating similar circumstances.

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