Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases climb again to 3,744 with 17 deaths

06-May-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The health ministry recorded 3,744 more Covid-19 cases today, along with another 17 deaths due to the disease.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also revealed that 2,304 people have recovered from the disease and were discharged in the past 24 hours.

However, this still meant a net increase to active cases, which were now 32,939.

Selangor remained the state with the highest number of new daily cases, with 1,548 cases recorded today.

This was followed by Kelantan (480 cases), Sarawak (419 cases), Kuala Lumpur (313 cases), Johor (292 cases), Penang (195 cases) and Kedah (124 cases).

The 17 deceased disclosed today were all Malaysians, comprising 10 women and seven men aged between 42 and 84; all had a history of chronic illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that 328 Covid-19 patients were in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country, with 185 of them needing breathing assistance.

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Malaysia since the beginning of the pandemic is at 424,376; with the recovery rate standing at 91.9 per cent and the death rate at 0.37 per cent.



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