Covid-19: 13 fatalities, 12 of them Malaysians, bring death toll to 1,449


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia continues to record rising Covid-19 fatalities with 13 dead on Monday (April 26).

Read more here: Covid-19: 2,776 new cases bring total to 395,718

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 12 of those who died were Malaysians while one was a foreigner.

This brings the total death toll to 1,449.

"The 13 who died today involved six cases in Sarawak, followed by Selangor (three), Sabah (two), and one case each in Kelantan and Johor," he said in a statement on Monday (April 26).

The youngest patient who died today was a Sarawakian woman in her 30s with a history of obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.

The oldest was an 84-year-old woman who died at the Tumpat Hospital in Kelantan. She had a history of heart disease and hypertension.

Malaysia recorded 2,776 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 395,718.

Of the 2,776 new cases, 2,773 were locally transmitted while three were imported cases.

Selangor saw the highest number of infections at 762, followed by Sarawak (615), Kelantan (343) and Johor (309).

The country also discharged 1,803 Covid-19 patients, bringing the cumulative recoveries to 369,556.

Active Covid-19 infections now stand at 24,713 cases.

Currently, 300 patients are in intensive care, with 133 requiring ventilator support.

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