Record High 47 Covid-19 Deaths

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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported a record high 47 Covid-19 deaths and 4,865 cases in the past 24 hours.

It was the third time in four days that the number of deaths has hit record highs.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 3,497 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 432,600.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 479,421.

There are 44,827 active cases with 531 patients being treated in intensive care and 277 requiring respiratory assistance.

The highest number of deaths recorded in a day before this was 45 yesterday.

The total number of fatalities now stands at 1,994, with 172 deaths in the past four days alone.

There were 4,860 local infections today, comprising 4,650 Malaysians and 210 foreigners, as well as five imported cases.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases, with 1,743.

This was followed by Sarawak (512), Kuala Lumpur (477), Johor (407), Kelantan (406), Kedah (244), Penang (220), Perak (160), Terengganu (156), Pahang (152), Negeri Sembilan (149), Melaka (127), Sabah (95), Putrajaya (9), Labuan (6) and Perlis (2).

The 47 deaths today involved 46 Malaysians and one foreigner, aged between 33 and 94.

All but two had existing medical conditions.

Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/05/18/4865-covid-19-cases-selangor-has-most-infections/

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