Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 02 APRIL 2020.
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest development of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 02 APRIL 2020.

By Nizam Zain

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia has recorded three more Covid-19 deaths as of 12pm today, said the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah.

With the new addition, the cumulative Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia is 53 cases.

“From the latest information reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), as of now, there are three additional Covid-19 deaths.

“Therefore, the total cumulative Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia is 53 cases or 1.59 percent from the total cases,” he said at a daily news conference on the outbreak today.

According to Noor Hisham, the 51st death (case 2,561) was an 84-year-old Malaysian woman who had medical history of heart problem.

“The case was treated at the Sungai Buloh hospital on 12 March 2020 and she then brought to the National Heart Institution. She was pronounced dead on 2 April 2020 at 1.07pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, 52nd death (Case 2,122) was a 52-year-old Malaysian man.

“He was being treated at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Negeri Sembilan on 18 March 2020 and was pronounced dead on 3 April 2020 at 7.55am,” he said.

The 53rd death (case 2,034) was a 73-year-old Malaysian woman who had medical history of diabetes, hypertension, heart and kidney problems.

“She was treated at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Perak on 24 March 2020 and was pronounced dead on 3 April 2020 at 9.30am,” he said.

Meanwhile, a total of 217 new cases were reported today, turning the Covid-19 positive case to 3,333.

“From the 217 cases, 58 were related to the Sri Petaling Mosque assembly,” he said.

44 cases from the 217 were admitted to the Canselor Tuanku Mukhriz UKM Hospital.

“From that amount, 41 cases were related to the tahfiz centre in Selangor,” he said.

According to Noor Hisham, a total of 108 Covid-19 positive cases are currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“From that amount, 54 cases required respiratory support,” he said.

A total of 60 cases have recovered today and they were discharged.

“This makes the cumulative case of people who fully recovered and discharged from Covid-19 to 827 cases,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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