Covid-19: 20 of 22 fatalities on Friday (May 7) were M’sians, says Health DG

PETALING JAYA: Another 22 Covid-19 patients in Malaysia have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 1,632.

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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham said on Friday (May 7) the victims were aged between 37 and 87.

Of the 22 fatalities, six were from Sarawak, and three each from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan.

There were two deaths each in Johor and Perak, and one death each in Sabah, Kedah and Perlis.

Twenty of the fatalities were Malaysians.

Malaysia also recorded 4,498 new infections in the same 24-hour span, with the cumulative total standing at 432,425.

Selangor reported the highest number of new cases with 1,424, followed by Sarawak (750) and Kuala Lumpur (436).

The number of new cases has also outpaced recoveries, with Malaysia recording 3,449 patients discharged on Friday.

There are 372 cases requiring treatment in the ICU, while 211 cases require ventilator support.

There are currently 34,789 active cases in the country.

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