Covid-19: Death toll breaches 10k mark with 164 new deaths

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll has breached the 10,000 mark on Thursday (Aug 5), after 164 more people in the country succumbed to the coronavirus.

With that, a total of 10,019 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Malaysia since the pandemic began.

In his daily Covid-19 statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham said 150 people who died were Malaysians, while 14 were foreign nationals.

At least 127 casualties had some form of comorbidity or underlying condition.

There are also 22 deaths which have been classified as brought-in-dead cases.

Of all states, Selangor had the highest number of fatalities with 45, followed by Johor (27 deaths) and Kuala Lumpur (24).

Only Labuan and Perlis reported zero new deaths.

In the same 24-hour span, the country also discharged 13,893 patients.

This is a new daily record for daily recoveries.

Cumulatively, 976,626 people in Malaysia (81% of all cases) have recovered from Covid-19.

Malaysia’s 20,596 cases reported on Thursday is also a new daily record and the first time the country has breached the 20k mark.

In total, Malaysia has had 1,203,706 Covid-19 cases.

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