Health Ministry: 84 deaths from Covid-19 today, 869 in ICU

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Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury a person who died from Covid-19 at the Christian cemetery in Fairy Park, Klang June 6, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury a person who died from Covid-19 at the Christian cemetery in Fairy Park, Klang June 6, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Ministry of Health today announced a slight uptick in deaths from Covid-19 today, with the country recording 84 new deaths, a rise of three from yesterday’s 83.

In a tweet, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that there are 869 Covid-19 patients currently being treated in intensive care units (ICU), a slight drop from yesterday’s 879.

“Of the 869 patients in the ICU, 438 of them need ventilator support,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said that of the 84 deaths today, 32 of them involved cases from Selangor, 10 each from Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan, eight from Kelantan, seven from Johor, six from Kedah, three from Labuan, two each from Melaka, Perak and Pahang and one in Sabah and Terengganu respectively.

“19 out of the 84 deaths today had no prior history of severe health complications such as stroke, diabetes or high blood pressure,” he said.

The youngest death today involved an eight-year-old boy from Perak who had a history of asthma, while the oldest death today involved a 90-year-old woman from Kelantan.

Dr Noor Hisham added that 10 out of the 84 deaths also involved foreigners.

Malaysia recorded 5,841 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases to be registered in the country to 716,847.

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