COVID-19 Cases Climb To 3,744 New Cases, With Selangor Being Highest

The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 3,744 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (May 5th), along with 17 deaths.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed that 2,304 people have recovered from the disease and were discharged in the past 24 hours.

Selangor remained the state with the highest number of new cases with 1,548 new cases recorded yesterday.

This, followed by Kelantan with 480 cases, Sarawak (419), Kuala Lumpur (313), Johor (292), Penang (195) and Kedah (124). 

The 17 deaths involved Malaysians, comprising 10 women and seven men aged between 42 and 84-years-old who all had a history of chronic illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension.

328 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care units (ICUs), with 185 of them needing breathing assistance.

The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Malaysia since the beginning of the pandemic is at 424,376.

It’s up to us to keep the numbers down. We’re all in this together, let’s work together to help flatten the curve. 

Stay safe and stay healthy, everyone! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat