Covid-19: Recoveries outpace new cases by three times as much, one new fatality reported

Graphics showing the latest Covid-19 statistics in Malaysia as of 12pm, May 6, 2020.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 6: The number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia in the last 24 hours is three times more than the 45 new cases diagnosed as of 12 noon today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed that 135 patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 4,702 which makes up 73.15 per cent of all cases detected.

“As for the new positive cases, this brings the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 6,428 whereby 1,619 are active cases who have been isolated and are being treated in hospitals throughout the country,” he told a daily press conference on the national Covid-19 situation in Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham said that from the 45 new cases, one case was imported while the rest were local transmissions with one case linked to an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) locality, namely the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market.

“There are currently 22 patients being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with nine of them requiring respiratory support,” he added.

However, he reported that there was also one Covid-19 fatality today, taking the country’s death toll to 107 or 1.66 per cent of overall cases.

“The 107th fatality is case 2,380 involving a 51-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

“He was treated in Sg Buloh Hospital on April 22 and passed away on May 5 at 2.53pm,” he said. — DayakDaily