Covid-19 death funeral cases
Healthcare workers handling the funeral of a Covid-19 patient at the Section 21 Muslim Cemetery in Shah Alam, Selangor. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 17 FEBRUARY 2022. Petugas Kesihatan mengendalikan seorang jenazah pesakit Covid-19 untuk dikebumikan berikutan kes harian di Malaysia semakin meningkat dengan gelombang varian Omicron ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Seksyen 21, Shah Alam. Foto MOHD ADZLAN, 17 FEBRUARI 2022.

By Khairulanuar Yahaya

KUALA LUMPUR – 1,352 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on the first of Syawal (2 May) as the Muslims celebrate Aidilfitri, shifting the cumulative cases in Malaysia to 4,450,859.

The CovidNow website reported that 1,348 of the new cases were local infection, meanwhile, the remaining four cases were imported.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases (680), followed by Kuala Lumpur (166), Penang (103), Melaka (92), Johor (74), Perak (73), Negeri Sembilan (42), Sarawak (35), Kedah (17), Kelantan (15), Sabah (14), Terengganu (14), Putrajaya (14), Pahang (11) and one case each in Perlis and Labuan.

According to that website, five Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday, moving the death toll to 35,555 cases.

One of the Covid-19 death yesterday was Brought-in-Dead (BID). The total number of BID cases in the country has reached 7,523 cases.

Meanwhile, 6,074 patients have recovered from Covid-19 yesterday, shifting the cumulative recoveries to 4,378,864 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) via the portal, there were 36,440 active cases in the country as of last midnight. 35,439 cases or 97.3% were under home quarantine and five individuals were admitted into the low-risk quarantine and treatment centre.

It also reported that 996 Covid-19 patients (2.73%) were admitted into the hospital for treatment.

66 Covid-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 44 of them required respiratory support.

The national ICU usage was at 50.2% with four states or localities recorded ICU usage of over 60%. – MalaysiaGazette

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