PUTRAJAYA: Another 76 people in Malaysia have succumbed to Covid-19, says the Health Ministry.
In his daily Covid-19 updates on Tuesday (June 8), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s death toll has risen to 3, 536.
Selangor reported the most number of deaths with 18 cases.
This is followed by Johor (13), Negri Sembilan (nine), Kuala Lumpur (eight) and Labuan (seven).
Kelantan, Melaka and Kedah have four death each, Terengganu has three, Perak and Pahang have two each while Sabah and Sarawak have one each.
Five cases have been classified as “brought in dead”.
The youngest fatality is a 28-year-old man who died at Hospital Ampang. He had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, thyroid and chronic kidney disease.
Currently, 903 patients are under intensive care, with 458 requiring ventilator support.
On Tuesday, Malaysia recorded 5, 566 new Covid-19 cases and 6, 962 recoveries.
This is also the second day in a row when recoveries have outnumbered new cases and it brought the number of active cases down to 82, 797 from 86, 628 last Sunday.
Of the country’s cases on Tuesday, 1, 524 were recorded in Selangor alone of which 1, 097 were uncovered from close contact tracing while another 67 were from clusters.
Another 358 cases are unlinked (sporadic) cases.