MALAYSIA recorded another three-digit death for two consecutive days after 102 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus today.
228 deaths have been recorded within 48 hours, with 126 on Wednesday.
Malaysia’s fatality rate has now reached 3,096, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham also said that the number of total deaths involving children below three years old for the first five months of the year is equal to total death last year, which is three.
“The total number of pediatric cases receiving treatment in the ICU is eight (8) cases of which six (6) of them are under 5 years of age.
Meanwhile, for 2021 (until May 2021), a total of 27 cases require treatment in the ICU and 19 cases of them are children under 5 years,” Dr Hisham said.
The country reported a total of 8,209 positive cases as of noon today, pushing the total confirmed cases to 595, 374.
Selangor detected more than 3000 cases with 3,125, after having above 2000 cases in almost two weeks.
Kuala Lumpur saw its cases increase to 801, followed by Johor with 752. Sarawak and Negeri Sembilan identified a total 594 and 576 cases respectively.
For the first time in recent weeks, Putrajaya recorded a double digit case with 33.
Perlis has only five confirmed infections.
There are 83,331 active cases in the country, with 880 patients seeking treatment in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 446 being intubated.
However, the country also recorded the highest number of recoveries with 7,049 patients recovered and discharged from the hospital.
A total of 24 new clusters were detected – with 19 were from the workplace.
There are now 683 active clusters in the country.