Covid-19 : Record high of 39 deaths

Petaling Jaya – Malaysia has reported a record 39 Covid-19 deaths in a single day, the Health Ministry reported.

In his daily Covid-19 updates on Wednesday (May 12), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this took the country’s death toll to 1,761.

There were another 4,765 new Covid-19 cases recorded for a cumulative total of 453,222.

Selangor has the highest increase out of all states with 2,082 cases.

This is followed by Kuala Lumpur with 540 cases and Sarawak with 405 cases.

The number of active cases has reached 40,101, with 469 patients being being treated at intensive care units nationwide, of whom 244 require ventilator support.

In the same 24-hour span, 3,124 patients were discharged.

This brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 411,360, which equates to a 90.8% recovery rate. – The Star

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