Covid-19: 71 new cases, two deaths

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Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the Covid-19 update in Malaysia. PIX: MalaysiaGazette
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a news conference on the Covid-19 update in Malaysia.PIX: MalaysiaGazette

By Kumara Sabapatty

PUTRAJAYA – The third phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) which entered its ninth day witnessed an additional 71 new Covid-19 positive cases as of 12.00pm today.

Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the total cumulative cases of the global pandemic in Malaysia is 5,603 cases.

He said, the active Covid-19 cases in the country is 1,966 and the patients have been isolated and are undergoing treatment.

“As of now, a total of 42 Covid-19 positive cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and from that amount, 21 cases required respiratory support.

“90 cases have recovered and allowe to discharge today thus, the cumulative fully recovered and discharged Covid-19 cases is 3,542 cases with the discharge rate of 63.2 percent from the total cases.

“The number of discharge is more than the cases reported today,” he said during a news conference on the Covid-19 updates today.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said that there is an addition of two deaths reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) today.

According to him, the cumulative death due to the pandemic is 95 cases (1.7 percent from the total cases).

He said, the 94th death (case 3,871) was a 32-year-old Malaysian woman who had medical history of high blood pressure. She was a healthcare worker of the MOH and had close contact history with case 3,662 from the Muar Specialist Hospital cluster.

“She was given treatment at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Johor on 6 April 2020 and was pronounced dead on 23 April 2020 at 12.36 am. This is the third death among the healthcare workers of MOH.

“The 95th case (case 4,129) was a 67-year-old Malaysian man who had medical history of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease.

“He had close contact with case 1,575 (PUI Bali cluster). He was treated at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Pahang on 8 April 2020 and was pronounced dead on 22 April 2020 at 11.48 pm,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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