PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported another 47 deaths due to Covid-19, a new daily record.
The new record surpassed the previous day’s 45 death cases.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll is now 1,994, with the fatality rate at 0.42%.
In his daily Covid-19 press updates, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deceased were between the ages of 33 and 94.
“Out of the total 47 deaths, 18 were in Selangor. Sarawak and Penang each have five; Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan each have four; Perak and Pahang each have two, while Kedah and Negri Sembilan have one each, ” said Dr Noor Hisham on Tuesday (May 18).
There are eight cases that have been classified as “brought in dead” - Hospital Selayang (two cases), Hospital Serdang (two), Hospital Raja Perempuan Bainun in Ipoh (two), and one each in Hospital Banting and Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
At present, there are 531 patients under intensive care at hospitals nationwide.
There are 277 patients who require ventilator support.
Active cases have now gone up to 44,827.
There were also 3,497 patients who were discharged in the same 24-hour span.
This brings the total number of recoveries up to 432,600 - which is a 90.23% recovery rate.
Malaysia recorded 4,865 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 479,421 infections.