PUTRAJAYA: Another 14 people in the country died of Covid-19, taking Malaysia’s death toll to 1,506.
In his daily Covid-19 updates on Friday (April 30), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the death cases involved those aged 33 to 97.
“Six of the death cases are in Selangor, five in Sarawak, two are in Johor and one in Negri Sembilan. There were 13 Malaysians and one foreign citizen, ” he said.
“The Health Ministry expresses its condolences to the family members, ” added Dr Noor Hisham.
Most of the deceased have underlying conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
There were two cases which have been declared as “dead on arrival”.
One is a 77-year-old man who was brought in dead at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang.
He had heart disease.
Another is a 66-year-old foreign woman who was brought in dead at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
She had diabetes and high blood pressure.
There are currently 328 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) nationwide.
About 161 of them require ventilator support.
Another 2,640 patients were discharged on Friday, taking the total recoveries to 377,980 - a rate of 92.5%.
Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 infections is now at 408,713, after the country’s registered 3,788 more cases on Friday.
Selangor had 33.4% of the country’s new cases, after reporting 1,265 more infections.
“Of Selangor’s total, 81.4% (1,030 cases) have been uncovered from clusters and contact tracing activities, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The remaining 235 are sporadic cases uncovered from other Covid-19 screening activities.