Malaysia hits highest daily Covid death rate -199 recorded

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has recorded 199 deaths related to Covid-19 on Wednesday the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic.

Thirty-three of the victims were brought in deceased, bringing the Covid-19 nation death toll to 7,440.

The breakdown of the death toll according to states are as follows: Selangor(84), Kuala Lumpur(57), Melaka (16), Kedah (12), Negeri Sembilan (7), Johor (6), Pahang (6), Terengganu (3), Penang (2), Perak (2), Kelantan (2), Sabah(1) and Sarawak(1).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has further announced that there are currently 927 patients treated in the intensive care unit with 459 of them requiring ventilator support. Malaysia recorded a total of 11,985 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with Klang valley still recording the highest number.

All in all, 2.4% of the cases were in categories 3 to 5 and 97.6% were in categories 1 and 2.

The breakdown of the actual number is as follows: 65 from category five (critical and requiring respiratory assistance), 45 cases from category four (pneumonia and requiring oxygen assistance), 178 category three cases (pneumonia), 5,847 category two cases (mildly symptomatic), and 5,850 category 1 (non-symptomatic) cases.

The surge in cases adds further burden to the current government amid multiple issues faced by them such as the contract doctors quitting by giving 24 hours notice when the health system is at its peak, netizens stating their displeasure with the current leaders under the #KerajaanGagal, the political struggle between the party leaders and the “white flag” movements by the poor and needy. – BERNAMA

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