‘Infection recovery rate is high’

PUTRAJAYA: There’s a piece of good news related to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak – the recovery rate for patients infected by the disease is high, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pic).

He said the ministry’s Geographical Information System found that 3,496 out of 40,555 or 8.6% of the cases who tested positive for the virus had recovered, while only 910 deaths were recorded as of Monday. As at 6pm yesterday, a foreign news report quoted Chinese government officials as saying that the nationwide number of deaths has risen to 1,016.

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