Two additional Covid-19 deaths recorded: Dr Noor Hisham

Dr Noor Hisham fielding questions from the press.

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KUCHING, Apr 17: Ministry of Health (MoH) recorded two cases of Covid-19 death, involving a PUI (Person Under Investigation) from the Bali cluster.

Its director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press conference said the 85th death case, which is case number 5,064, involved an 85-year-old Malaysian male.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, the deceased had a history of close contact with a positive Covid-19 case, which is case number 4,657, involving the Bali PUI cluster.

“The deceased was also treated for blood cancer in a private hospital and later transferred to hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan in Pahang on April 15, 2020, and confirmed dead on April 16, 2020, at 3.30 pm.

“For the 86th death case, case number 5,183, which also involved an 85-year-old male from Malaysia with the history of high blood pressure and stroke. The deceased had a history of close contact with positive Covid-19 cases, which is case number 2,321, and was treated in University Malaya Medical Center on April 11, 2020, and was confirmed dead on April 16, 2020 at 8.56 pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham disclosed that a total of 201 cases had recovered and were allowed to be discharged as of today.

He said that the total cumulative of recovered and discharged cases was 2,967, which is equivalent to 56.5 per cent of the total cases.

“As of April 17, 12 pm today, a total of 69 cases was reported bringing the total Covid-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 5,251 cases,” he added. —DayakDaily.