Malaysia records 111 deaths to date

Dr Noor Hisham Credit: Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).DDFilePhoto

KUCHING, May 13: Malaysia reported two more deaths from Covid 19 today, taking the country’s death toll to 111.

Ministry of Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 110th fatality is a 30-year-old Malaysian man who was found dead in Rompin, Pahang.

“Samples taken from the man during post-mortem tested positive for Covid-19 on May 12. The case is currently being investigated by the police and the Rompin district health office.

“As for the 111st death, the deceased is a 90-year-old man with a history of chronic respiratory disease and hypertension. He was admitted to Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom on April 16 and died at 10.36am today,” Dr Noor Hisham said at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing.

He also announced 37 new positive cases today, bringing the total number of infections to 6,779.

“Out of the 37 cases, 21 of them were foreigners. At the same time, 58 more patients have recovered and discharged in the same 24-hour span, bringing it to a total of 5,281 patients recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia,” he added.

Currently, there are 1,387 active cases nationwide and 16 at intensive care units (ICU) with four on ventilator support.—DayakDaily