Covid-19: Non-M'sian teen among six deaths, says Health DG


PUTRAJAYA: A 17-year-old non-Malaysian male in Johor was among the six Covid-19 deaths recorded on Monday (Feb 22).

Read more here: Covid-19: 2,192 new cases, six fatalities bring death toll to 1,062

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the teenager's body was brought to Hospital Sultan Ismail in Johor Baru, and he was not found to have any underlying medical condition.

Another young fatality was a 25-year old Malaysian male in Pahang, who suffered from mediastinal tumour.

The other fatalities involved Malaysians aged 50 and above, and who suffered from comorbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Malaysia recorded 2,192 new Covid-19 infections, bringing total cases to 285,761.

Selangor saw 910 new infections, while Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak recorded 303 and 221 new cases, respectively.

Perak, which saw a steep increase of over 1,000 cases on Sunday (Feb 21), recorded 148 new cases.

Malaysia also discharged 3,414 Covid-19 patients nationwide, which means 252,623 people have recovered.

The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 32,076.

Currently, 199 patients are in intensive care, with 91 requiring ventilator support.

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