Covid-19: 10 fatalities bring death toll to 1,363 as new cases exceed 2,000

PUTRAJAYA: Ten more fatalities were reported on Thursday (April 15), bringing the country’s death toll to 1,363.

Read more here: Covid-19: Case numbers breach 2,000, highest since March 5

In his daily Covid-19 updates, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said those who died were aged between 54 and 97.

All but one are Malaysians.

“The death cases were reported in Selangor (three), Kuala Lumpur (three), Sarawak (two), Johor (one) and Sabah (one).

“Nine are Malaysians while one is a foreigner.

“The ministry extends its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia continued its ascending trend, with 2,148 new cases recorded.

The last time the country's daily figure was above 2,000 was on March 5 when it registered 2,154 cases.

In a Twitter post, Dr Noor Hisham said Sarawak has the highest number out of all states with 512 new cases, followed by Selangor with 459.

Cumulatively, the country has 367,977 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Another 1,259 patients have been discharged from treatment, which means 349,039 people in the country have recovered from Covid-19.

Active cases have now gone up to 17,525.

There are currently 212 patients under intensive care, with 82 requiring ventilator support.

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