Covid-19: 30 new cases, death toll now at 106


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 30 more Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (May 5), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,383.

All 30 cases were local transmissions, with zero imported, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) at the Health Ministry's daily Covid-19 media briefing on Tuesday.

Eighty-three more patients were also discharged in same 24-hour span, which means 4,567 patients have recovered from Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

Malaysia's Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 71.55% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are only 1,710 active cases being treated at the country's health facilities at present.

There are currently 24 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU), with eight on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced another fatality, which means the country's death toll is now 106.

On the latest death, Dr Noor Hisham said the victim is a 47-year-old Malaysian man.

He was admitted to a private hospital on March 15 and was subsequently transferred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital on March 16 after testing positive for Covid-19.

He was pronounced dead at 2.10am on May 5.

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