Covid-19: Death toll rises to 53 following 3 more deaths today

An infographic on the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia. Photo Credit/Source: Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (CPRC) and State Health Department

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Apr 3: Malaysia reported three more Covid-19 deaths today, while 217 new positive cases were detected nationwide.

The latest infections brought the tally of cases in the country to 3,333 with 24.81 per cent or 827 cases recovered, while the national death toll stands at 53 or 1.59 per cent of overall cases.



Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah informed that out of the new cases, 58 cases were related to the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster.

On the 51st death (case 2,561), he said it involved an 84-year-old Malaysian women with a history of heart disease. She was admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh on March 12 and later National Heart Institute and passed away on April 2 at 1.07pm.

“For the 52nd death (case 2,122), the 52-year-old man was admitted to Hospital Tuanku Ja’aafar, Negeri Sembilan on March 18 and died on April 3 at 7.55am.

“The 53rd death (case 2,034) was a 73-year-old woman with chronic disease and was treated at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak on March 24 and died on April 3 at 9.30am,” he updated a daily press conference on Covid-19 at the Health Ministry in Kuala Lumpur.

He also revealed that as of today, 108 patients were in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) while 54 of them required respiratory support.

A total of 60 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.—DayakDaily