Covid-19: 17 new fatalities bring death toll to 1,700

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 1,700, after 17 new fatalities were reported on Monday (May 10).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the deaths involved 16 Malaysians and one foreigner, aged from 48 to 92.

“The 17 death cases were reported in Selangor (four cases), Penang (three), Melaka (three), Kuala Lumpur (two), Sarawak (two), Sabah (one), Kedah (one) and Kelantan (one), ” said Dr Noor Hisham in his daily Covid-19 press statement.

Most of the deceased suffered from underlying conditions including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, gout and diabetes.

The number of people in the intensive care unit (ICU) has gone up to a record high of 434.

The day before, there were 416 patients in ICU.

Currently, there are 224 patients who require ventilator support.

Another 3,454 patients were discharged on Monday, taking the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 405,388.

Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 cases have reached 444,484 - after 3,807 new cases were recorded on Monday.

There are five import cases, while the rest are local transmissions.

Selangor remained the state with the highest number of cases with 1,149 new infections.

Sarawak has the second-highest figures with 649, followed by Kelantan with 329 cases.

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