Covid-19: 59 fatalities, all M’sians, bring death toll to 2,491


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded a further 59 Covid-19 fatalities, bringing its coronavirus death toll to 2,491.

In his daily Covid-19 update on Thursday (May 27), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor had the most number of deaths with 19 cases.

Sarawak has nine cases, Johor (seven), Kuala Lumpur (six), Kelantan (five), Negri Sembilan (four), Penang (three), Kedah (two), Sabah, Melaka, Perak and Terengganu have a case each.

All are Malaysian citizens.

A majority of the death cases involve those with comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems.

The youngest casualties are a 33-year-old woman who died at Hospital Sungai Buloh and a 33-year-old woman who was brought-in-dead (BID) at Hospital Miri.

In total, there were three cases on Thursday classified as BID.

Currently, there are 771 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) nationwide.

A total of 392 patients require breathing assistance.

The number of active Covid-19 cases have now reached 69,408.

In the same 24-hour span, some 4,598 patients were discharged from treatment.

Malaysia’s total Covid-19 cases is 541,224 - after a record 7,857 new cases - were registered on Thursday.

Eight are import cases while the rest are local transmissions.

Of the local cases, 7,340 are Malaysians and 509 are foreigners.

Selangor continued to record the biggest increase with 2,675 new cases reported in the state.

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