Covid-19: ICU beds usage hit 100% in Penang

GEORGE TOWN (May 12): The use of beds in intensive care units (ICU) in Penang has reached 100%, following the rise in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pictured) said as of Monday (May 10), the use of medical facilities in total exceeded 70% for non-ICU Covid-19 beds as shared by the Health Ministry.

He said throughout the 18th week from May 2 to 8, 1,682 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in the state.

"This situation is worrying and we do not want what’s happening in India to happen in our country,” he said in a statement here yesterday. 

Chow said he was informed by the Penang state health department that the active cases in the state had exceeded 1,000 cases and it required active monitoring and management by hospitals and district health offices.

Get the latest news @

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates 

Click here for more property stories

Looking for properties to buy or rent? With >150,000 exclusive listings, including undervalued properties, from vetted Pro Agents, you can now easily find the right property on Malaysia's leading property portal EdgeProp! You can also get free past transacted data and use our proprietary Edge Reference Price tool, to make an informed purchase.
  1. Malaysia's daily Covid-19 cases drop to 5,150 on June 16, pushing active cases to below 70,000
  2. Vaccine shipment and registrations are the two biggest bottlenecks that could impede vaccination trajectory — EMIR Research
  3. Covid-19: Rise in cases, deaths in Kelantan may be due to spread of Beta variant