49 new deaths including six brought in dead


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 49 new Covid-19 deaths with six victims brought in dead to hospitals.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 14 of them died in Selangor while eight more died in Johor.

“Penang and Melaka each recorded six deaths followed by four in Kedah, three in Sarawak and two deaths each in Sabah, Negri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur while Kelantan and Perlis each recorded one death, ” he said.

The youngest was a 25-year-old woman in Johor with no recorded medical condition while the oldest was a 93-year-old woman in Melaka, who was also without a record of medical condition.

Among those brought in dead were a 33-year-old woman in Kuala Lumpur and a 36-year-old man in Kelantan, both with comorbidities.

Separately, Dr Noor Hisham said there were 24 new clusters, nine of which were linked to workplaces in Johor, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan and Pahang.

Another eight were community clusters in Kelantan, Sabah, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Sarawak and Terengganu.

“Six other clusters were linked to religious activities in Selangor, Kedah, Pahang, Melaka and Johor while the last one is linked to a high-risk group in Negri Sembilan, ” he said.

There were 6,976 new Covid-19 cases recorded yesterday, bringing the cumulative cases to 512,091.

A total of 3,587 new recoveries were recorded, which brought the total number to 452,821.

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