Covid-19: 92 fatalities take death toll to 7,994

PETALING JAYA: There were 92 Covid-19 deaths reported in the country on Sunday (July 25), taking the death toll to 7,994.

The deaths represent 0.79% of all cases since the pandemic began.

Of the total number of deaths, 7,523 or 94% occurred this year.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a total of 27 deaths were reported in Selangor, followed by Johor (23), Kuala Lumpur (12) and Negri Sembilan (11) on Sunday.

Eight of the deceased were brought-in-dead, while 84 died in hospital.

He also said another 17,045 new infections were reported, bringing the cumulative total to 1,013,438.

Of the new cases, 2.5% or 433 were in categories three, four and five when diagnosed, which means they exhibited pneumonia or other severe symptoms.

Of these, 122 cases were in category three (pneumonia), 124 in category four (pneumonia and in need of oxygen) while 187 were in category five (critical and in need of respiratory aid).

"This means that 433 cases were admitted into Covid-19 hospitals which are becoming more packed and crowded," he said.

Most, or 97.5% of new Covid-19 patients were in categories one and two (asymptomatic and mild symptoms).

There are 970 patients in intensive care units, with 501 of them requiring ventilator support.

There were also 34 new clusters, with 18 linked to workplaces and 15 community outbreaks.

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