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Record high 44 Covid-19 deaths

Free Malaysia Today logo Free Malaysia Today 15/5/2021 FMT Reporters
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported a record high 44 Covid-19 deaths and 4,140 cases in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 3,432 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 422,329.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 466,330.

There are 42,135 active cases with 482 patients being treated in intensive care and 250 requiring respiratory assistance.

One foreigner was among the 44 who died. They were aged between 48 and 92. All except four had existing medical conditions, while one had Down syndrome.

The highest number of deaths recorded in a day before this was 39 deaths on May 12. The total number of fatalities now stands at 1,866.

There were 4,131 local infections today, comprising 3,728 Malaysians and 403 foreigners, as well as nine imported cases.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 1,507.

This was followed by Johor (433), Kuala Lumpur (398), Penang (338), Sarawak (324), Kedah (239), Negeri Sembilan (190), Perak (182), Terengganu (119), Pahang (116), Kelantan (109), Melaka (97), Sabah (60), Putrajaya (23), Labuan (3) and Perlis (2).

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