Highest daily record of 61 COVID-19 deaths reported – Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, May 24 – A total of 61 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced today. This brought the number of Malaysians who have died due to the virus to 2,309.

In its Facebook page today, the ministry said the four states that recorded the highest numbers were Selangor (16), Johor (11), Melaka (6) and Pulau Pinang (6).

It also said there were a total of six people who were ‘brought in dead’ (BID). A majority of the deaths involved senior citizens with one of them being a 98-year-old without any issue of comorbidity.

A total of 20 new clusters were also reported today involving eight at working places, six at communities, three from religious events, one imported cluster, one education and another from a high risk group.

A total of 6,509 new cases of the viral infection were reported in the country today, bringing the total number to 60,018, while 711 were being treated in intensive care units with 369 of them requiring support for breathing.

A total of 3,452 recoveries were also reported raising the number of recoveries so far to 456,273.