Covid-19: 25 deaths; 4,519 cases in Malaysia, 77pc in Selangor, KL, Sarawak, Kelantan, Penang

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A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Dewan Desa Temuan in Kota Damansara January 29, 2021. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
A healthcare worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Dewan Desa Temuan in Kota Damansara January 29, 2021. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Malaysia today recorded 25 new deaths as a result of Covid-19, with the number of daily cases recorded increasing to 4,519 today, up from the 4,498 new cases recorded yesterday.

Out of the 4,519 cases, 77 per cent of them are from four states and Kuala Lumpur alone.

The top five today in terms of new Covid-19 cases recorded are Selangor (1,722), Kuala Lumpur (557), Sarawak (479), Kelantan (373) and Penang (363).

The others are Johor at 288 cases, Kedah (183), Perak (108), Melaka (100), Pahang (99), Negri Sembilan (98), Terengganu (71), Sabah (63), Putrajaya (12), Labuan (2), Perlis (1).

The 4,498 new cases recorded today brings the total number of cases recorded in Malaysia so far to a cumulative 436,944 cases.

Out of this figure, 91.3 per cent or 398,723 had recovered, including 2,719 which were recorded today as having recovered.

In Malaysia, there are currently 36,564 Covid-19 patients needing treatment, including 393 in intensive care units and with 210 of them requiring respiratory support.

There is now a cumulative total of 1,657 Covid-19 deaths in the country, including the 24 Malaysians and one foreigner recorded today. The 25 deceased were in the age range of 51 to 88 years old.

A total of 16 new Covid-19 clusters were recorded today, namely eight workplace clusters (including factory workers, construction workers, restaurant workers and workers of a wholesale market at Pusat Bandar Utara Selayang, Kepong) , six community clusters including a funeral in Sarawak, one religious cluster, and one education cluster involving teachers and students of a school at Jalan Batu Maung, Kampung Masjid, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Altogether, these 16 clusters currently have 376 cases attributed to them.

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