PUTRAJAYA: Another 84 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Malaysia, bringing the official death toll to 3,768.
In his daily Covid-19 updates on Friday (June 11), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor recorded the most number of fatalities, with 19 cases.
Sarawak recorded 12 deaths, Negri Sembilan (nine), Labuan (eight), Johor and Kuala Lumpur recorded seven each, Pahang and Sabah has six each, Terengganu (three), Melaka has two while Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Perlis and Kedah each have one.
A majority of the deaths involved those above the age of 60, and there are 16 cases that have been classified as “brought in dead”.
The youngest casualty is a 27-year-old man who died at Hospital Labuan. He had no underlying conditions.
Currently, the number of patients treated at intensive care units (ICU) is 912 - an all time high - and
here are 458 patients who require ventilator assistance.
Malaysia recorded 6,849 new Covid-19 cases on Friday.
However, the number of recoveries continued to outpace new figures for the fifth day running - with 7,749 people discharged in the last 24 hours.
The figure is also the country’s highest number of recoveries in a single day.
As a result, the number of active cases continued to drop, with the latest figures currently numbering at 78,864.
On June 6, active cases hit its peak at 86,628.