Covid-19: Malaysia records two more deaths

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KUCHING, Sept 30: Malaysia recorded two deaths due to Covid-19 today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said the total number of deaths in the country now stands at 136.

“The 135th death case was 46-year-old Malaysian man with diabetes, heart and kidney disease. He began experiencing Covid-19 symptoms since Sept 21. On Sept 28, he suffered shortness of breath and was taken to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Kedah.

“His condition deteriorated and he passed away on the same day at 6.15 pm. A Covid-19 screening test made on him confirmed positive,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

The 136th death was 70-year-old Malaysian man with end stage cancer.

He died at home on Sept 26 and was taken to the forensic unit in Tawau Hospital, Sabah.

His Covid-19 test result was positive on Sept 29.

“As for positive cases, 89 were reported today, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 11,224 since the outbreak began.

“Of the 89 cases today, 86 were local transmission involving 84 were Malaysians and two foreigners,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

Sabah remained the top in number of cases at 35, followed by Kedah (13); Selangor (10); Johor (8); Kuala Lumpur (6); Sarawak (4); Terengganu (3); two each in Kelantan, Pahang and Perlis; and one each in Penang, Perak, negeri Sembilan and Labuan.

MOH also announced 28 patients which has recovered and discharged from hospitals nationwide, bringing the rate of recovery to 9,967 cases.

Currently there are 16 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) including three who require ventilator support. — DayakDaily