Covid-19: 88 new cases bring total to 5,691, death toll now at 96


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 88 more Covid-19 cases on Friday (April 24), bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 5,691.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced this at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing on Friday evening.

Malaysia also discharged 121 more patients in the same 24-hour span, which means 3,663 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 64.36% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are only 1,932 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

There are currently 41 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with 18 on ventilator support.

Dr Hisham also announced one new Covid-19 fatality in the country, taking Malaysia’s death toll to 96.

On the new death case, Dr Noor Hisham said the 96th fatality is a 61-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney problems.

He was a close contact of Covid-19 patient No 1,345 who had a travel history to Indonesia.

He has been receiving treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital since March 31 and passed away at 2.29am on April 24.

Malaysia is currently in its 38th day of the movement control order (MCO), where people are instructed to stay at home and movement and business operations are heavily restricted.

On Thursday (April 23), Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO would be extended to May 12.

Credit by Joseph Kaos Jr, The Star

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