Covid-19: Death toll now at 1,400 with 11 more deaths on Wednesday (April 21)


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll is now at 1,400, after the country reported 11 more fatalities due to the coronavirus on Wednesday (April 21).

In his daily Covid-19 updates, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the death cases involved those aged 61 to 82.

“Six of the death cases were in Sabah, four in Sarawak and one in Kuala Lumpur," said Dr Noor Hisham.

He said that nine cases involved Malaysian citizens, while two were foreign nationals.

"The ministry expresses its condolences to the family members," said Dr Noor Hisham.

He added that the number of active cases has continued to climb, with the country’s latest figures standing at 21,687.

Currently, there are 248 patients under intensive care, with 101 of them requiring ventilator support.

There were 1,910 patients who have been discharged from treatment in the same 24-hour span.

This means 358,726 people in the country have recovered from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 daily figure remained above the 2,000 mark for the seventh day straight, after 2,340 more cases were registered.

Selangor recorded the highest increase with 526 new cases, which is 22.5% of the country’s total cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said 73% of Selangor’s cases were uncovered from clusters and contact tracing activities.

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