PUTRAJAYA: Another 18 people in the country have died to Covid-19, as numbers of critically ill patients continue to increase.
In his daily Covid-19 updates on Monday (May 3), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the death cases involved those aged between 29 and 87.
“Seven of the deaths were in Selangor, three in Kuala Lumpur, two each in Sarawak and Kelantan, and one each in Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Johor and Sabah.
“One is a foreign citizen, while the rest are Malaysians.
“The Health Ministry expresses its condolences to the family members, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The number of patients currently treated in intensive care units (ICU) has gone up to 352.
Those requiring ventilator support have also increased to 186.
The day before, there were 345 ICU cases and 175 patients on ventilators.
Active Covid-19 cases receiving treatment in the country have now gone up to 30,753.
In the last 24-hour span before 12pm Monday, 2,068 patients were discharged from treatment.
Covid-19 recoveries in Malaysia is now 385,208 which is at a rate of 92.3%
The total number of cases in Malaysia is now up to 417,512, after another 2,500 new infections were recorded.
Selangor’s 637 new cases - about 25.5% of Malaysia’s total - is the highest out of all states.
“Of Selangor’s new cases, 84.9% are those uncovered from clusters or contact tracing activities, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The rest (96 cases) are sporadic and are detected from various Covid-19 screening activities.
Out of the 2,500 new cases in the country, four are imported infections.