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New high in daily Covid deaths brings virus toll perilously close to 3,000 mark

The country's death rate from the virus now stands at 0.51%.

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The country recorded a new high in daily deaths today with 126 passing away over the last 24 hours, pushing the total virus toll to 2,993 – just seven short of the 3,000 mark threshold.

The deaths, involving 123 citizens and three foreigners, bring Malaysia’s death rate from Covid-19 to 0.51%.

The highest number of Covid-19 deaths before this was 98, recorded on May 29.

Selangor led the list of states recording Covid deaths today with 29 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (18), Negeri Sembilan (14), Kelantan (12), Johor (11), Kedah (10), Labuan (eight), Melaka and Terengganu (five each), Sarawak (four), Pahang (three), Sabah, Putrajaya and Perak (two each) and Penang (one).

The oldest victim was a 98-year-old woman in Perak with a history of stroke who died at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh.

This was followed by a 95-year-old woman in Kuala Lumpur with a history of diabetes and high blood pressure who died at Hospital Sungai Buloh.

The two youngest victims were 26, both women. One died at Hospital Labuan while the other died at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban.

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