Record number of 21 deaths today

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-one Covid-19 deaths were reported in Malaysia today, the highest single-day fatalities since the pandemic hit the country early last year, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said this brings the Covid-19 death toll to 791.

However, new positive cases dropped to 3,455 today from 4,214 yesterday, bringing the cumulative figure for cases to 222,628, he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 47,847 active cases, and 327 cases were in intensive care, with 145 requiring ventilator support.

“Of the new cases, five were imported and 3,450 are local transmissions,” he added.

Selangor continued to record the highest number of daily cases with 1,145, followed by Johor (708 cases) and Kuala Lumpur (619). – Bernama