Covid-19: Four more deaths including 'dead on arrival' case in Tawau Hospital


PUTRAJAYA: Four more people in Malaysia have succumbed to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll up to 1,333.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said all four were Malaysians aged from 45 to 74.

“Two of the deaths were in Kuala Lumpur, while the other two were reported in Sabah and Selangor. The ministry extends its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham on Monday (April 12).

The fatality in Sabah has been classified as a “dead on arrival” case at the Tawau Hospital.

The deceased was a 58-year-old man who suffered from hypertension, heart disease and dyslipidemia.

At present, there are 188 patients battling the virus in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide.

Of that total, 84 are on ventilator support.

In the same 24-hour span, there were 1,317 new Covid-19 cases and 1,052 recoveries in the country.

The number of active cases has now risen to 15,835.

There are 12 import cases, while the rest are local transmissions.

Sarawak recorded the highest increase out of all states with 351 new cases.

Of the state’s total, 21 cases have been uncovered from existing clusters while another 235 are those detected from contact tracing activities.

Another 95 cases are sporadic ones detected from other Covid-19 screenings activities.

Selangor has the second-highest figure with 303 new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 116, Penang (112) and Sabah (109).

Only Labuan reported zero cases.

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