Malaysia recorded its highest number of Covid-19 fatalities, highest number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and the highest number of new clusters in a single day today.
This is the first time the country’s Covid-19 death toll breached the 200-mark since the pandemic struck the nation last year after 207 individuals succumbed to the coronavirus today.
The Health Ministry said the country’s death toll due to Covid-19 currently stood at 8,201.
The number of critical-stage Covid-19 patients in Malaysia also reached an all-time high with 1,009 patients currently being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICU), including 524 who are intubated.
The Health Ministry also detected 33 new Covid-19 clusters – the highest in a single day – with 21 of them being workplace-linked clusters.
The remaining ten clusters were community clusters while another two were education clusters.
The country currently has 1,005 active Covid-19 clusters. – NST