Covid-19: 73 more deaths bring total number of casualties to 4,142

PUTRAJAYA: Another 73 people in Malaysia have succumbed to Covid-19, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday (June 16).

In his daily Covid-19 statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the nation’s cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths is now 4,142.

The deaths involve 62 Malaysians and 11 foreign nationals.

Selangor had the most number of deaths, with 33 fatalities recorded in a space of 24 hours.

This is followed by Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Kedah and Sarawak with six deaths each, Labuan (four), Sabah, Melaka, Johor and Pahang with two deaths each and Kelantan (one).

Nine cases have been declared as “brought in dead” (BID) - with three of them recorded in Hospital Labuan alone.

The youngest casualty is a 20-year-old man with obesity, who died at Hospital Tampin, Johor.

There are 924 patients currently battling at intensive care units (ICU) nationwide, with 453 requiring ventilator support.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 tally reached 673,026 on Wednesday after 5,150 new cases were recorded.

Another 7,240 more patients were also discharged from treatment and observation.

The total number of people who have recovered from the virus in Malaysia is now 600,935 - a rate of 89.29%.

Active Covid-19 cases have now come down to 67,949.

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