Malaysia continues to record two-digit Covid-19 cases with 45 new cases reported today, bringing the tally to 6,428, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
Out of the 45, only one is an imported case.
Dr Noor Hisham also said a total of 135 Covid-19 patients had recovered today, bringing the accumulated number of recoveries to 4,702, which is 73.15 percent of the total number of cases so far.
1,619 active cases are still being treated.
“One death was recorded today, bringing the number of deaths to 107.
The death was that of a 51-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure.
He was warded at the Sungai Buloh Hospital on April 22 and died yesterday.
“Twenty-two patients are currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) while nine of them require breathing assistance,” he told a press conference today.
He also said 217 patients were currently treated at the makeshift hospital for Covid-19 cases set up at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (Maeps).
He said 65 patients have been discharged, 152 were still undergoing treatment and seven had been referred back to hospitals for further check-up.
“Since (the hospital at) Maeps have become operational, Kuala Lumpur Hospital is now able to proceed with other services, such as elective surgery cases, for example.”