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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, May 1: Malaysia recorded one Covid-19 death today, while 69 new positive cases were detected nationwide.
The latest infections brought the tally of cases in the country to 6,071, while the national death toll now stood at 103.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah informed that the 103rd fatality was case 5441 involving a 66-year-old Malaysian man who had cancer and close contact of case 4818.
“He was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital on April 14 and passed away on April 30 at 4pm,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya today.
Of the 69 new positive cases reported, he said that 12 cases were imported while the remaining were local transmission cases.
“A total of 39 cases had recovered and been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries cases to 4,210,” he added.
Dr Noor Hisham updated that as of today, there are 1,758 active cases who are being isolated and receiving treatment in hospitals throughout the country.
“Currently, 37 patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 14 of them requiring respiratory support,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham also took the opportunity to wish all Malaysians a happy Labour Day, especially to all the frontliners from the public and private sectors, volunteers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The Health Ministry also expressed appreciation and gratitude to all agencies who have directly or indirectly helped the country in fighting the Covid-19 outbreak. — DayakDaily