More people dying of Covid in Malaysia

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Local hospitals started to run out of beds, warns Noor Hisham

PUTRAJAYA:  Another 26 more people have died of Covid-19 in Malaysia today (May 9), adding the death toll to 1,683 (0.38%).

“The 26 deaths included 25 Malaysians and one non-citizen. They were seven from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (6), Johor (4) and three each in Kelantan and Pahang, Pulau Pinang (2) and Sarawak (1). They were in the age range of 46-90,” Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement here today.

Malaysia has also recorded 416 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) – the highest since the pandemic outbreak one year ago with 216 needed respiratory aids out of 3,733 new COVID-19 cases adding to the cumulative total to 440,677.

Noor Hisham said, 3,211 have been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 401.934 (91.2%) while 37,060 are active cases with 26 deaths adding the death toll to 1,683 (0.38%).

From the new cases six were imported involving one Malaysian and six foreigners while local transmitted cases were 3,727 (88.6%) involving Malaysians and 426 (11.4%) non-citizens.

Currently, there are 1,788 clusters with 1,352 have ended while 13 new clusters recorded today and 436 clusters are still active nationwide. 

Meanwhile, the 13 new clusters formed at the work places today include two in Selangor, Johor (1), Pulau Pinang (2) while community cluster affecting Sarawak (2), Kelantan (1), Perak (1), Terengganu (1) while religious clusters in Johor (1) Negeri Sembilan (1) and one education cluster in Penang involving private institution registered under the Ministry of Education.

States contributing to the new COVID-19 cases today are Selangor with 1,278, Sarawak (454), Johor (365), Kuala Lumpur (338), Pulau Pinang (280), Kelantan (254), Negeri Sembilan (205), Kedah (176), Perak (80), Terengganu (49), Pahang (100), Melaka (66), Putrajaya (20), Sabah (61), Labuan (6) and Perlis (1).

“Please stay home, because if you and your family are infected with Covid-19 it will probably be time we don’t have enough ICU beds.

“If you have to go out because of important business, follow all SOPs, avoid 3S and practice 3W,” Noor Hisham urges the public. –Malaysia World News  


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