Covid-19: Number of deaths equals previous high of 207

PUTRAJAYA: Another 207 people in Malaysia succumbed to Covid-19, with 96 of the deaths reported in Selangor.

The 207 cases is equal to the daily record for Covid-19 deaths which was reported on Monday (July 26).

In his daily Covid-19 statement on Tuesday (July 27), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the national death toll now stood at 8,408.

Other death cases were reported in Kuala Lumpur (34 fatalities), Johor (21), Melaka (17), Kedah (15), Negri Sembilan (seven), Kelantan (five), Sabah (three), Terengganu (three), Sarawak (two), Pahang (two), Penang (one) and Labuan (one).

Of the deaths, 181 involved Malaysian citizens, while 26 are foreign nationals.

Only 161 had comorbidities, while the rest had no underlying conditions.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 31 were “brought-in-dead” cases.

On Tuesday, Malaysia recorded 16,117 new Covid-19 cases.

This takes the country’s total confirmed cases to 1,044,071.

Three states with four digit cases are Selangor with 6,616 new infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 2,457 and Kedah with 1,000.

Dr Noor Hisham said only 2.1% of Tuesday’s cases were between Category 3 and 5, of which 82.7% have no vaccination history.

The remaining 97.9% are Category 1 and 2 cases.

Total active cases have now risen to 170,224.

Of that, 1,023 are in intensive care units (ICU) with 524 on ventilator support.

In the same 24-hour span, 11,526 patients were discharged from treatment.

Since the pandemic began, 865,439 people in Malaysia have recovered from Covid-19.

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