Data shows a steep rise in ICU bed use by COVID-19 patients for Perak, Kedah and Pulau Pinang. However, completed vaccination rates with two doses are still low.
Much of the recent focus of the nation for COVID-19 has been on the Klang Valley, including Negeri Sembilan, and rightly so. The outbreak there continues to rage and the multi-sectoral task force set up to deal with the region, the Greater Klang Valley Task Force (GKVTF), is working hard to make a difference. We […]
Much of the recent focus of the nation for COVID-19 has been on the Klang Valley, including Negeri Sembilan, and rightly so. The outbreak there continues to rage and the multi-sectoral task force set up to deal with the region, the Greater Klang Valley Task Force (GKVTF), is working hard to make a difference.
We however may not be aware that other states outside the Klang Valley are gradually slipping into a crisis. If you track the intensive care (ICU) bed use by COVID-19 patients for Perak, Kedah and Pulau Pinang, as examples, you can see this steep rise in the past 3-4 weeks. Remember that this data does not show the full picture as for every one COVID-19 patient documented in an ICU bed, there are perhaps 1-2x as many Category 4 and 5 patients in a non-ICU bed, often in casualty departments.
Much of the rapid change in situation is due to the Delta variant which is most likely the predominant strain spreading in the nation. The Delta variant is highly infectious as it has a very high viral load and infects more persons faster. In addition, the fully vaccination rates for many states outside the Klang Valley are lower due to limited vaccine supply. Data for 25 headtopics.com
th July 2021 shows that completed vaccination rates (two doses) for the states (percentage of the total population) was 14.4% for Perak, 11.5% for Kedah and 14.5% for Pulau Pinang. With the Delta variant, two dose protection is important.What can we do to Prevent a Klang-Valley-Like Disaster?
Source:MalayMailWe need to act now to prevent the situation in many states from getting worse. We possibly have a narrow 3 to 4 week window to act. Some summary suggestions are: Read more: SoyaCincau »
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