50 more deaths recorded with 6,493 new cases


PETALING JAYA: The country recorded 50 more Covid-19 deaths, with almost half from Selangor, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said in a statement there were 22 fatalities in Selangor, eight in Sarawak, five in Johor, four in Kedah and three in Kuala Lumpur.

Two deaths were also reported each in Negri Sembilan, Perak and Melaka, while Penang and Kelantan recorded one each.

He said 18 new Covid-19 clusters were also identified, of which 10 were linked to the workplace and five to religious activities.

Four of the clusters were found in Selangor, with one involving both Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Two clusters, both linked to religious activities, were found in Kuala Lumpur as well.

Johor recorded the second highest number of new clusters with three. New clusters originating from the community were also found in Perak, Melaka and Labuan.

Earlier yesterday, in a Facebook post, Dr Noor Hisham said intensive care units (ICUs) for Covid-19 patients nationwide were at 83% capacity.

He also shared a graph showing Covid-19 ICU bed occupancy which had risen from under 200 in March to close to 900 beds currently.

Meanwhile, the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded yesterday was 6,493.

The cumulative total now stands at 498,795. The country also recorded an additional 4,508 recoveries.

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