Malaysia records one death and 40 new Covid-19 cases

Dr Noor Hisham addressing the media during a press conference today. Photo Credit: Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 14: Malaysia recorded one death and 40 new Covid-19 cases today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah informed that the 112th fatality in the country was case 6,780 involving a 39-year old Malaysian.

“The deceased had an accident earlier this year which caused him to lose both of his legs and had mobility issue.

“He was pronounced dead on May 12 at 9.52pm at the emergency ward of Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Pahang,” he disclosed during the daily Covid-19 press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH), Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham added the deceased had history of heart disease and was being treated at the hospital’s prior to him being infected with Covid-19.

Low immune system, lung infection and blood clot, he explained were among the factors for young patient to die from the coronavirus infection.

Dr Noor Hisham updated that Malaysia recorded 40 new positive cases today, out of which 31 involved foreigners and nine locals.

With the new cases, the cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia stood at 6,819 while active cases were 1,356 as of today (May 14).

“A total of 70 patients have recovered and allowed to be discharged from hospitals today, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 5,351,” he said.

He also warned that the number of positive Covid-19 cases involving tahfiz students was on the rise with 85 per cent of them were asymptomatic.

Hence, he urged tahfiz students, who have returned to their hometowns, to visit the nearest district health office or health clinic to undergo swab tests for Covid-19.— DayakDaily

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