PETALING JAYA: Two people in their 30s with no recorded medical conditions were among 76 new Covid-19 fatalities.
This brought the country’s total coronavirus death toll to 3,844, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The deaths involved a 31-year-old man in Labuan and a 36-year-old woman in Negri Sembilan.
Dr Noor Hisham said there were more recoveries yesterday at 8,334 cases. New infections stood at 5,793. This is the fifth day in a row where recoveries overtook new cases.
“There were 76 deaths involving 27 cases in Selangor, nine each in Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan, eight in Johor, five each in Sabah and Melaka, four cases in Sarawak, three in Kelantan, two in Kedah, and one each in Penang, Perak, Pahang and Labuan,” he added.
All fatalities were Malaysian.
Selangor remains the highest on the list of new daily Covid-19 cases at 1,582, followed by Negri Sembilan (618), Sarawak (569), Kuala Lumpur (559), Johor (504) and Sabah (378).
Cases elsewhere are Kelantan (337), Labuan (250), Perak (218), Penang (198), Melaka (178), Kedak (171), Pahang (121), Terengganu (82), Putrajaya (23) and Perlis (five).
There were also six new imported cases – four of whom are citizens and two non-citizens.
The total Covid-19 cases in Malaysia stood at 652,204, while 572,113 people have recovered.
The number of active cases now stands at 76,247. Of this, 914 are in intensive care while 459 require ventilator support.
Twenty-four new Covid-19 clusters were also reported, bringing the total active clusters to 761.