madrasah tahfiz asymptomatic Covid-19 death Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest update of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 04 APRIL 2020. Malaysia
Director-General of Health Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the latest update of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 04 APRIL 2020.

By Shawaliah Hadir

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia recorded only one new Covid-19 death today, the lowest number recorded so far making the pandemic death toll tally to 62 cases.

Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 131 new infections were reported in comparison to 179 cases yesterday, thus, turning the total Covid-19 positive cases in the country to 3,793.

“The 62nd death was a 67-year-old Malaysian man who had medical history of diabetes and high blood pressure. He had the history of close contact with several Covid-19 positive cases from the tabligh assembly in Sri Petaling.

“He was treated at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Terengganu on 29 March and he was pronounced dead at 10.22am,” he said during the daily Covid-19 update news conference today.

He also said that a total of 236 Covid-19 patients had recovered and allowed to discharge today.

The number is the highest so far. Therefore, the total number of patients who had recovered from the disease is 1,241.

However, 102 Covid-19 patients are still being treated at the intensive care unit.

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

Meanwhile, he also said that the Ministry of Health will do a medical screening on all Rohingya refugees who arrived at Langkawi recently.

“It is true that there was registration of refugees. We have isolated them and we are running screening tests on them,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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