199 deaths recorded today, highest death toll so far


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 199 fatalities were reported today, the highest number recorded since the pandemic hit the country, bringing the Covid-19 death toll to 7,440, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Of the number he said, 84 deaths were reported in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (57), Melaka (16), Kedah (12), Negeri Sembilan (seven), Johor (six), Pahang (six), Terengganu (three), Penang (two), Perak (two), Kelantan (two) and one case each in Sabah and Sarawak.

“Currently, 927 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 459 of them requiring ventilator support.

“A total of 7902 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 806,857 while the number of active cases now stands at 137,587,“ he said in a statement on Covid-19 development. — Bernama

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