101 fatalities on Malaysia’s 4th deadliest day of the pandemic

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101 fatalities on Malaysia's 4th deadliest day of the pandemic

101 fatalities on Malaysia’s 4th deadliest day of the pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 claimed 101 lives today, the fourth time in a month that the daily death toll has breached the 100 mark.

This made it Malaysia’s fourth deadliest day to date since the pandemic hit the country in March last year.

Malaysia recorded its highest single day fatalities on June 2 with 126 deaths, followed by 109 on June 5 and 103 on June 3.

The overall death toll now stands at 4,069.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said almost half the deaths occurred in Selangor with 50 fatalities. This was followed by 11 in Kuala Lumpur, 10 in Johor, eight in Negeri Sembilan, four in Labuan, and three in Sabah, Pahang, Kedah and Kelantan, respectively.

Two deaths took place in Sarawak, two in Penang and one each in Melaka, Terengganu and Perak.

He said the oldest victim was a 91-year-old man who died at the Melaka Hospital. He had a history of high blood pressure, heart and chronic kidney diseases as well as dyslipidemia.

“The youngest was a female patient aged 29 who died at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban, Negri Sembilan. She also suffered from heart and blood complications,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement.

The grim situation in the country’s intensive care units also showed no sign of abating, with 922 warded in the ICU and 450 requiring breathing assistance.

There were 6,831 recoveries, bringing the total to 593,695.

The number of new Covid-19 cases rose to 5,419, taking the overall tally to 667,876.

Selangor recorded the most infections with 1,996 followed by Sarawak with 718 and Kuala Lumpur with 650.

One case was recorded in Perlis, 252 in Kedah, 124 in Penang, 68 in Perak, five in Putrajaya, 155 in Melaka, 366 in Johor, 245 in Kelantan, 43 in Terengganu, 396 in Negri Sembilan, 32 in Pahang, 138 in Labuan and 230 in Sabah.

Dr Noor Hisham said 5,413 were local transmissions and six imported cases while active infectivity stood at 70,112.

The authorities also identified 19 new Covid-19 clusters involving workplace, community and a high risk group infections in Selangor, Johor, Sarawak, Penang, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Kedah.

“One of the four community virus transmission clusters, named Desa Rejang, in KL’s Titiwangsa district, saw 260 people infected.

“This was established following a targeted community screening conducted in Persiaran Rejang in Taman Setapak Jaya.

“To date, 491 people have been screened for the virus,” he said.

The other community clusters were in Sarawak namely the Nanga Sejugam, Nanga Strass and Kampung Kolong clusters in the Julau, Meradong and Kuching districts where 137 people have tested positive.

The Kampung Kolong cluster in Kuching was discovered when 44 people tested positive following festivity visitations in Kampung Kolong 2, Jalan Matang.

The cluster’s index was a 78-year-old woman who tested positive on May 24 after a close contact screening.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 14 workplace-related infections, mostly involving factory workers.

The cluster with the highest number of positive cases was the Industri Meranti Jaya 13 cluster in Sepang, Selangor, where 81 people had been infected.

The Jalan Mesra high-risk community cluster in the Titiwangsa and Hulu Langat districts surfaced after 25 people at a senior citizens home were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.

The cluster’s index case was an 89-year-old woman who was confirmed positive on June 10 after showing symptoms five days earlier at the home in Kampung Datuk Keramat. Nst

101 fatalities on Malaysia’s 4th deadliest day of the pandemic

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