Malaysia’s Covid-19 death count rises to 107 today, 892 now in ICU

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Workers wearing personal protective equipment burying a person who died from Covid-19 at the Muslim cemetery in Gombak June 6, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
Workers wearing personal protective equipment burying a person who died from Covid-19 at the Muslim cemetery in Gombak June 6, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Another 107 people nationwide died from Covid-19 today, raising the cumulative fatality count to 5,434 since the disease spread in Malaysia last year.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also announced that 892 Covid-19 patients have been warded in the intensive care units (ICU).

He said 443 of those in ICU need ventilators.

Of today’s deaths, 69 were those above 60 years old, an age bracket deemed to be high risk. Eight were aged 40 and below, including a 27-year-old man who died before arriving at Hospital Tengku Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Twelve were brought in dead.

All but nine of the deceased were Malaysians.

Only 18 did not have pre-existing health problems.

“A total of 107 death cases today involving 51 cases in Selangor, 21 cases in Kuala Lumpur, 11 cases each in Negri Sembilan, six cases in Johor, five cases each in Kedah and Pahang, four cases in Melaka, as well as one case each in Sabah, Sarawak, Perak and Labuan,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement.

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