KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — The nation registered another 5,803 Covid-19 cases today, just two days shy of the June 28 deadline for the extended movement control order (MCO).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah posted the latest case numbers on Twitter this afternoon.

The number of recoveries however, exceeded the new cases, with 5,193 patients discharged.

Selangor led yet again with 2,108 cases, with Negri Sembilan a distant second at 741 cases, while the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur recorded 628 cases.

In a statement later, Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 81 patients had succumbed to the infection today, with 866 in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 435 patients requiring ventilators.

“A total of 81 deaths today involving 30 cases in Selangor, 14 cases in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, 12 cases in Johor, nine cases in Negri Sembilan, five cases in Sarawak, three  cases each in Pahang and Melaka, two  cases in the Federal Territory of Labuan, and one case each in Penang, Kedah, and Terengganu. 

The oldest in the list of deceased patients is a 97-year-old woman from Terengganu. It is unknown if the nonagenarian suffered any pre-existing medical issues.

The youngest was a 26-year-old man from Selangor who had obesity.