Covid-19: Malaysia reports six new deaths, toll now at 43

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry today reported six new Covid-19 fatalities.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the death toll in Malaysia now stands at 43, or 1.55 per cent of the total number of cases.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced 140 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of infections to 2,766.

“Of the cases still undergoing treatment in hospital, 94 are in the intensive care unit, with 60 of them requiring breathing assistance,” he told a press conference today.

He added that 58 more patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals today.

To date, 537 cases or 19.4 per cent from the total have recovered.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham noted a trend of new cases continuing to be reported, after the first two weeks of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

“We have seen that the total of daily cases has increased and sometimes plateaued, while the number of discharged patients increase day after day.

“This data shows the efficacy of the activities done by the Health Ministry and other agencies in the past month.”

He reminded the public that the next two weeks are crucial, and will determine if the actions taken by the government would bring the desired outcome.

Dr Noor Hisham also said statistics have shown that two age groups have among the highest number of Covid-19 cases.

These age groups, he said, are between 26 and 30; and 56 and 60.

Source: NST