Covid-19: 40 New Cases, One Death

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There are 40 new Covid-19 cases reported as at noon today, bringing the tally to 5,820 nationwide.

Choo Choy May

In a press conference on Covid-19 updates today, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said another 95 have recovered and discharged from hospitals.

This brings the total number of patients who have recovered from the virus to 3,957 or 68 percent of the total number of positive cases.

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

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.

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).