PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 37 more Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (May 13), bringing the country’s total infections to 6,779.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 37, a total of 33 are local transmissions while the remaining four are imported cases.
Of the 37 new cases, 21 are non-Malaysians, said Dr Noor Hisham at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing Wednesday (May 13) evening.
Dr Noor Hisham also said 58 more patients have been discharged in the same 24-hour span, which means 5,281 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 77.9% out of the total number of positive cases.
There are only 1,387 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.
There are currently 16 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with four on ventilator support.
Dr Noor Hisham also announced two new deaths, taking the country’s death toll to 111.
He said the 110th fatality is a 30-year-old Malaysian man who was found dead in Rompin, Pahang.
Samples taken from the man during post-mortem tested positive for Covid-19 on May 12.
Dr Noor Hisham said the death case is currently being investigated by the police and the Rompin district health office.
On the 111st death, Dr Noor Hisham said the deceased is a 90-year-old man with a history of hypertension and chronic respiratory disease.
He was admitted to Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom on April 16 and died at 10.36m on May 13.
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