Record Deaths, ICU Patients As Malaysia Reports More Than 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases For 6th Straight Day

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported a record number of COVID-19 fatalities on Monday (May 24) as well as more than 6,000 new cases for the sixth consecutive day.

All 61 victims were Malaysians, aged 27 to 98. Many of them suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes.

Fifty-five of the victims died in hospital. The health ministry said the remaining six cases were “brought in dead”.

There are also 711 patients in the intensive care unit, another record figure. Of these, 369 require respiratory support.

A total of 2,049 of the 6,509 new cases were found in Selangor.

There were 329 in neighbouring state Negeri Sembilan while both Kuala Lumpur and Johor each reported 468 new cases. Another 530 infections were identified in Sarawak and 384 in Penang.

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/covid-19-malaysia-record-deaths-icu-more-than-6000-cases-mco-14876944

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