Khairy: 323 more die from Covid-19, death toll now 1pc of total cases

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Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said 1,310 patients are currently warded in Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide, comprising of 967 patients who are confirmed Covid-19 positive and 343 suspected cases or those that have yet to be established. — Bernama pic
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said 1,310 patients are currently warded in Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide, comprising of 967 patients who are confirmed Covid-19 positive and 343 suspected cases or those that have yet to be established. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — Malaysia reported 323 more confirmed Covid-19 related deaths today, with the cumulative death rate now at exactly one per cent of the total case count.

A statement by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this brings the current death toll to 19,486 confirmed Covid-19 fatalities.

A total of 55 Covid-19 related deaths reported today involved patients who were brought in dead (BID), involving 36 locals and 19 non-Malaysians.

The most deaths were reported from Selangor with 76, followed by 49 deaths in Johor, 47 in Penang, 44 in Kedah, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah with 22 deaths each, and Melaka with 17 fatalities.

Only Putrajaya and Labuan reported zero deaths, with Perlis reporting two deaths, four in Pahang, five each in Terengganu and Perak, nine in Sarawak, 10 in Negri Sembilan and 11 deaths reported from Kelantan.

Today’s fatalities involved 287 Malaysians and 36 foreign nationals, with 249 of the casualties coming from patients with at least one underlying medical comorbidity.

Khairy in his statement also reported how 1,310 patients are currently warded in Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide, comprising 967 patients who are confirmed Covid-19 positive and 343 suspected cases or those that have yet to be established.

He also included how 737 of those patients require breathing assistance, detailing how 464 of the intubated patients are confirmed Covid-19 patients while 273 of them are suspected cases or still under investigation.

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