1,575 new cases, with three deaths recorded


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded three new Covid-19 deaths, which means 1,203 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the country.

In his daily Covid-19 updates, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the three deaths involved two Malaysians and one foreigner.

“Mortalities were in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. The ministry would like to express its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham yesterday.

Based on the ministry’s statement, the deceased were a 69-year-old man in Sandakan, Sabah, a 69-year-old woman in Klang, Selangor, and a 59-year-old foreign man in Kuala Lumpur.

The foreigner, who had diabetes, was declared “dead on arrival” at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz in Cheras.

Yesterday, Malaysia also recorded 1,575 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country’s total confirmed infections to 320,939.

There were also 2,042 patients who had been discharged on the same day.

This means 302,662 Covid-19 patients in the country have recovered to date.

The number of active cases has now gone down to 17,074.

There are 147 under intensive care treatment, with 67 requiring ventilator support.

Of the new cases, Dr Noor Hisham said seven were imported infections while the rest were local transmissions.

Nearly half of the country’s infections were in Selangor, with 751 new cases or 47.7% reported.

Sarawak had 157 cases (11%) and Johor 135 cases (8.6%).

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