Six more deaths, 2,154 new Covid-19 cases in the country

Radzi Razak
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Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the body of a Covid-19 victim at a cemetery in Shah Alam February 11, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the body of a Covid-19 victim at a cemetery in Shah Alam February 11, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Malaysia recorded six more deaths today caused by Covid-19, which brought the total death toll to 1,159 since the pandemic began a year ago.

The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Covid-19 information centre also reported 2,154 new cases as of today, with five of them classified as imported cases.

This brought the total numbers of cases in the country to 310,097.

The number of Covid-19 patient recoveries continued to outnumber new cases, with 3,275 recorded today for a total of 286,904 recoveries so far.

According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the deceased were all Malaysians.

The Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) reported that the deaths involved a 52-year-old woman with chronic disease in Alor Setar Kedah; 78-year-old woman with cancer at Hospital Selayang, Selangor; a 55-year-old man at Sungai Buloh Hospital; an 87-year-old woman with diabetes history at Sungai Buloh Hospital; a 62-year-old man with heart disease and emphysema at Sungai Buloh Hospital and a 61-year-old man who was brought posthumously to the Ampang Hospital.

Selangor continues to be the state with the most number of cases with 794 followed by Johor with 463, Sarawak (250), Penang (119), Perak (109) and Kuala Lumpur (108).

Currently 184 cases are treated in intensive care units around the country while 87 need breathing support.