Covid-19: 4,519 new cases, 25 deaths ties with highest record

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The Health Ministry recorded 4,519 new cases of Covid-19 today and 25 deaths.

The deaths tied with the previous record high, also 25 fatalities, on Feb 18.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah read out the stats in his first press conference since March 4.


The number of active cases is 36,564, with 393 patients in ICUs, including 210 who are intubated.

The Klang Valley reported 2,279 cases today, of which 1,722 came from Selangor, followed by 557 recent cases in Kuala Lumpur.

Sarawak had the third-highest cases (479), followed by Kelantan (373) and Penang (363).

With the 25 deaths, the national death toll rose to 1,657.

The deceased were aged between 51 and 88.