Covid-19: Two more fatalities bring death toll to 1,365


PUTRAJAYA: Two more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Malaysia, bringing the country’s coronavirus death toll to 1,365.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the two deaths involved two men aged 61 and 79 in Selangor.

“The ministry extends its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham on Friday (April 16).

The number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) has gone up to 227 from 212 the previous day.

Of that total, 91 are currently on ventilator support.

Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 cases are now 350,563, after 2,551 new infections were recorded on Friday.

There were 29 imported infections while the rest are local transmissions.

Sarawak recorded its highest ever daily figure with 960 new cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said 440 of Sarawak’s cases were linked to clusters.

Another 452 were those uncovered from contact tracing activities in the state.

A total of 1,524 Covid-19 patients were discharged from treatment in the same 24-hour span.

The number of active cases has now risen to 18,600.

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