KUCHING, April 30: A 72-year-old man treated in Sarawak was among two Covid-19 fatalities reported in Malaysia today, said Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Dr Noor Hisham during the daily Covid-19 press conference in Putrajaya today disclosed that first fatality (case number 101) recorded involved a 65-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of blood cancer, and had close contact with a Covid-19 patient from the Bali PUI (Person Under Investigation) cluster in Kuantan (case number 4,476).
The man was treated in Pahang Hospital on April 12, 2020 and was confirmed dead on April 29, 2020 at 4.14pm.
“Fatality number 102 (case number 5,282) involved a 72-year-old Malaysian man, who has a history of high blood pressure, and was treated in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on April 16, 2020 and was confirmed dead on April 30, 2020, at 12.55pm,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also revealed that a total of 84 patients have recovered and been discharged, while 57 new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded.
He added that the church gathering cluster in Sarawak also recorded one new positive Covid-19 case, bringing the total number of cases from the cluster to 176.
He said that from the total number of cases recorded involving the church cluster, 86 cases have been discharged and fully recovered, while 83 other cases are being treated in hospital, and two cases are under Intensive Care Unit (ICU) treatment.
“The cluster involving medical workers in SGH also recorded two new cases as of today, bringing the total number of cases from this cluster to 56 cases, while for the Italy cluster, total number of cases remain the same.
“From the total number of positive cases involving the medical workers cluster, 35 of them have been discharged and fully recovered, while 21 other cases are currently being treated in hospital,” he added.
Dr Noor Hisham noted that based on investigations conducted by the MoH, the cases involving the medical workers in SGH were not involved with the Covid-19 handling ward or the ICU unit at the hospital.
He clarified that most of the cases in SGH are related to the church gathering cluster, with a total of 29 cases (51.8 per cent). — DayakDaily