PETALING JAYA: The health ministry reported 52 Covid-19 deaths yesterday.
According to the ministry’s GitHub database, there were 21,839 new cases, comprising 21,552 local cases and 287 imported cases.
Of the 52 deaths, 15 were classified as brought-in-dead (BID) cases. The death toll now stands at 34,717.
Selangor recorded the most deaths with 11. This was followed by Johor (8), Kedah (8), Pahang (6), Perak (6), Penang (4), Kelantan (2), Sabah (2), Negeri Sembilan (1), Perlis (1), Melaka (1), Sarawak (1) and Terengganu (1).
There were no deaths in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.
As of midnight, there were 269,389 active cases, with 5,710 people hospitalised. Of this, 291 were in intensive care units (ICU), 188 of whom required respiratory assistance.
The total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 4,101,081.