Covid-19: New infections outpace recoveries again

By S. Harrish

THE number of new Covid-19 cases overtook recoveries again today, with 69 infections reported over the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 6,071.

Health Department director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that of the new cases, 12 were imported cases.

He said 39 patients were discharged during the same period and this brings the total recoveries to 4,210 or 69.3% of all cases.

One new death was recorded, bringing the country’s Covid-19 toll to 103 people.

The deceased was a 66-year-old man with cancer who had come into close contact with a Covid-19 patient.

A total of 1,758 patients are still receiving treatment with 37 in the intensive care unit and 14 needing respirators.