MoH increases bed capacity for Covid-19 treatment by 13% to 18,168

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): The Ministry of Health (MoH) says it has increased bed capacity to treat Covid-19 patients to 18,168 beds, up 13% from 16,060 beds on Oct 29, and that its facilities are sufficient to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

A total of 4,392 beds are made available at hospitals, while 13,776 beds are at quarantine and low-risk treatment centres, MoH director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told a media briefing today.

The total figure also includes bed capacity in Sabah, the ministry said.

"As of today, there are 46 hospitals specialising in the treatment of Covid-19 patients, including two university hospitals, with a total of 4,392 beds — where 49% of beds have been taken up now. [As for] the Low Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centres, 32% of the 13,776 beds are occupied now," said Noor Hisham.

Today, Malaysia reported 972 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's confirmed Covid-19 infections to 41,181 cases. Eight more deaths were reported, bringing the coronavirus' death toll in the country to 294. - Edge Market, 9/11/2020