Malaysia recorded 37 new positive Covid-19 cases today, bringing the overall total to 6,779 cases nationwide.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 37 new cases, 21 involved non-Malaysians, four were imported infections while 33 were from local infections.
Fifty-eight more patients have recovered and were discharged today, bringing the total number to 5,281 or 77.9 percent of the total cumulative cases.
“Sixteen people are in intensive care units for treatment, with four requiring breathing assistance,” he told a press conference today.
Two new deaths were reported today, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 111 nationwide.
“The 110th death involved a 30-year-old local man from Rompin, Pahang. Test results were found positive on May 12 and the cause of infection is under investigation by the Rompin Health Department and police.
“The 111th death (case 5,195) involved a 90-year-old local man who had history of high blood pressure and chronic breathing diseases. The man was treated at Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Johor on April 16 and pronounced dead on May 13 at 10.36am,” Dr Noor Hisham said.