Covid-19: 60 fatalities bring death toll to 4,202


PUTRAJAYA: Another 60 people in Malaysia have succumbed to Covid-19, the Health Ministry reported on Thursday (June 17).

In his daily Covid-19 press statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s Covid-19 death toll has now reached 4,202.

Of the 60 deaths, Selangor recorded 20 – the most out of all states.

Other states with new Covid-19 fatalities are Negri Sembilan (10 cases), Johor (nine), Sabah (four), Labuan (four), Kuala Lumpur (three), Sarawak (two), Melaka (two), Kedah (two), Kelantan (one), Perak (one), Terengganu (one) and Penang (one).

Fifty-eight of the deceased are Malaysian citizens and two are foreign nationals.

The youngest fatality is a 29-year-old man with obesity who died at Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar in Seremban.

There are two cases declared as “brought in dead”.

One involves a 59-year-old man at Hospital Queen Elizabeth in Kota Kinabalu; he had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.

Another case is an 84-year-old man at Hospital Labuan; he had no history of comorbidities.

Currently, there are 909 patients under intensive care – a reduction from 924 reported the day before.

There are 441 patients on ventilator support.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 tally has gone up to 678,764 after 5,738 more positive cases were recorded on Thursday (June 17).

In the same 24-hour span, 7,530 more patients were discharged from treatment, bringing total recoveries up to 608,465.

The number of active Covid-19 cases has come down to 66,097, from 67,949 on Wednesday.

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