PETALING JAYA: The number of Covid-19 cases receiving treatment in intensive care units (ICU) has hit an all-time high of 872, setting another record as cases continue to surge in the recent days.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that as of Tuesday (June 1), there were also 419 Covid-19 patients who are requiring ventilator support.
The previous surge in Covid-19 patients being warded in ICU was on May 7, with 506 cases.
In a statement, Dr Noor Hisham also said there were 71 deaths, bringing the nation’s death toll to 2,867 cases.
He said Selangor recorded 28 cases, followed by eight in Johor, Sarawak (seven), Kuala Lumpur (six), Kelantan (five), Melaka (four), Kedah (three) and two in Negri Sembilan, Terengganu and Perak respectively, and one case each in Sabah, Pahang, Labuan and Penang.
Out of the 71 deaths, five of them were brought-in-dead (BID).
They included a 78-year-old Sarawakian man who had high blood pressure, a 58-year-old woman from Selangor with diabetes and a 93-year-old man from Labuan who had no existing medical conditions.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said there were 7,105 new cases with 2,068 in Selangor, followed by 817 in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak (703), Kelantan (531) and Johor (431).
Perlis is the only state that did not record any new Covid-19 cases.
Out of the 7,105 cases, two of them consisted of foreigners while the rest were Malaysian citizens.
Malaysia has 80,474 active cases and there are 27 new clusters, bringing the number of clusters to 2,215.
Selangor recorded the highest number of clusters with 157, followed by Kuala Lumpur 78, Sarawak (64), Kelantan (66) and Johor (88).
There were also 6,083 recoveries, which means 496,121 have recovered from the disease nationwide.