Covid-19: New cases breach 8k mark

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Almost a quarter from Selangor.

There are 8,290 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, making this the highest daily figure since the pandemic hit the country last year.

This is also the first time Malaysia has breached the 8,000-mark in daily cases.

This brings Malaysia to a total of 549,514 Covid-19 cases so far.

Selangor alone had 2,052 new Covid-19 cases and accounted for 24.75 percent or almost one-fourth of all the 8,290 cases recorded nationwide today.

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Meanwhile, the Selayang Hospital has become the second one after the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor to use a special container to store the bodies of dead Covid-19 patients.

Selayang Hospital Forensic Medical Unit head Dr Zairee Omar said the hospital’s body fridge had a capacity for only 16 bodies at any one time.

As such, he said, they had to use the special container as an additional morgue that could keep 20 bodies.

“We received the container from the Selangor Health Department yesterday and we have to use this method because our existing body fridge cannot cater to the increasing number of bodies,” he told Bernama today

Previously, the Sungai Buloh Hospital Forensic Unit had to use a special container as an additional place to keep the bodies of dead Covid-19 patients following a spike in the number of fatalities due to the pandemic.