Malaysia's daily COVID-19 death toll hits new record amid third wave of infections

Malaysia recorded its เกม slotxo highest daily death toll from COVID-19 on Wednesday (May 12), as the country entered another national lockdown amid a third wave of infections.

It reported a record 39 new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the national death toll to 1,761.

Daily COVID-19 infections rose by 4,765, taking the total number of cases to date to 453,222.

The majority of the new cases were in the Klang Valley area – 2,082 in Selangor and 540 in Kuala Lumpur.

The Health Ministry reiterated its warning that the total number of new daily infections may exceed 5,000 by the middle of the month if the trend continues unabated.

The victims, comprising 37 citizens and two foreigners, were aged 43 to 88, according to health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah’s daily report. Many of them had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes.

Ten of the fatalities were in Johor and eight were in Kuala Lumpur. There were also five deaths in Selangor, three in Sabah and two each in Kedah, Sarawak, Kelantan and Pahang. The areas of Perak, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Putrajaya each recorded one death.