Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah during a news conference on the updates of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 29 MARCH 2020 covid-19 deaths covid-19 positive cases recovered discharged
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah during a news conference on the updates of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 29 MARCH 2020

By Nizam Zain

KUALA LUMPUR – Three Covid-19 deaths were reported in Malaysia today, said the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The latest death involved the 1941th case, a 47-year-old Malaysian male who was being treated at the Sarawak General Hospital since 23 March 2020.

He passed away today on 30 March 2020 at 8.10 am.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old local woman with medical history of hypertension and autoimmune disease also succumbed to the Covid-19.

She was treated at the Miri Hospital in Sarawak and was pronounced dead today at 9.02 am.

On the other hand, 91 Covid-19 positive patients had recovered and were allowed to discharge today. This also marked the biggest number of recovery so far. With that good news, the total number of patients who have recovered from the pandemic is 479 people.

During a news conference at the Ministry of Health, Noor Hisham said that he is confident that the number shows Malaysia is able to contain the spread of Covid-19 is everyone obeys the government’s order.

He said, social distancing of one metre is utmost important in minimising the Covid-19 infection, thus, reducing the graft of Covid-19 positive patients. -MalaysiaGazette

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