Malaysia’s Covid-19 fatalities increase by one to 62

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, April 6: Malaysia has recorded its 62nd fatality due to Covid-19.

Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest victim is a 67-year-old Malaysian, who has a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.

He was a close contact of a cluster at the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering.

The man was treated at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital in Terengganu and died on April 5.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of 12 noon today, the country recorded 131 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 3,793.

“This means the fatality rate is 1.63 per cent out of the total number of cases,” he said at a press conference in Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted that the number of patients who have recovered has risen to 1,241 patients.

“Malaysia discharged 236 more patients as of noon today, and that is the highest number of recoveries in a single day so far. This places the recovery rate in Malaysia at 32.7 per cent out of the total number of positive cases,” he said.

Meanwhile, 102 patients are currently being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with 54 of them needing ventilators. — DayakDaily

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