Covid-19: Malaysia’s New Cases Inch Up To 40, Less Than Half Of 95 Recoveries; One Death Reported

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Malaysia reported 40 new cases today, making it the eleventh consecutive day with fewer than 100 infections.

This brought the cumulative number of cases in the country to 5,820 as at noon today, said health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement.

Meanwhile, 95 patients were discharged today, bringing the total cured cases to 3,957, representing a recovery rate of 67.9%.

One more death was reported today, bringing the death toll to 99, translating into a mortality rate of 1.7%.

The deceased was a 78-year-old man who had several chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.

He was pronounced dead at 4.31am today after spending 20 days at the Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom in Johor.

Meanwhile, active cases in the country continued to fall, this time to 1,764 — the lowest since March 27, with the patients isolated and given treatment.

A total of 37 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit, with 17 of them requiring respiratory assistance.

Selangor remained the state with the highest number of confirmed infections with 1,398 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,200 cases), Johor (659) and Sarawak (488).

Meanwhile, 10 states have recorded zero confirmed infections today, namely Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Putrajaya and Labuan.

Malaysia continues to be the country with the fourth-highest number of cases in Southeast Asia, after Thailand (2,931).

Singapore continues to be the Southeast Asian country with the highest number of confirmed cases as the tally crossed the 14,000-mark today, followed by Indonesia (8,882) and the Philippines (7,777).


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