COVID-19: 27 died, 4,855 new cases, 481 admitted to ICU, 41,582 active cases

PUTRAJAYA: Twenty seven deaths caused by COVID-19 infection involving Malaysians in the age range of 37-82 were recorded today (13th May) bringing the death toll to 1,788 or 0.39%.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the deaths were eight cases from Selangor, Johor (5), Kelantan (3) two each from Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Pulau Pinang and one case each in Perak, Pahang and Labuan.

Due to the increasing death rate in the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Noor Hisham advised the people including individuals who have received their vaccinations to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and the health advices that are frequently highlighted including avoiding congested areas, small spaces, close conversation and make a habit of 3W- to wash, wear and warn.

In conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration today, Dr. Noor Hisham recorded his appreciation to all the frontliners including those at the back scene including health staffs of the Ministry of Health (MOH), volunteers, Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), People’s Volunteer Corps, (RELA) Civil Defence Forces (APM) Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) and several agencies that have been committed in rendering their services throughout the festive season.

Regarding the development of COVID-19 cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 4,855 new cases were recorded bringing the cumulative total to 458,077, while 3,347 were discharged adding the grand total to 414,707 or 90.5%.

“From the new cases, 481 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 247 needed respiratory aids,” he said in a statement here today.

He added, from the new cases three were imported involving foreigners, 4,494 (92.6%) were Malaysians and 358 (7.4%) non-citizens with 41,582 active cases.

Meanwhile, Malaysia has recorded 1,848 clusters while 1,391 had ended, 457 still active and eight new clusters have been formed today.

The eight new clusters formed were five at the work places involving two in Selangor, two in Johor and one in Pulau Pinang while two in the community one each in Sarawak and Sabah and one cluster related to religion in Melaka.

States contributing to the new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 1,783, Sabah (76), Johor (467), Kuala Lumpur (521), Sarawak (395), Pulau Pinang (395), Negeri Sembilan (100), Kelantan (339), Perak (302), Kedah (193) Melaka (67),Pahang (56), Terengganu (148), Labuan (4), Putrajaya (9) and Perlis (0). –Malaysia World News


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