Health Ministry: 140 new Covid-19 cases, death toll now 43


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: There are 140 new Covid-19 cases and six more deaths reported, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,766 and the death toll to 43.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that as at noon on Tuesday (March 31), 58 more patients were discharged, bringing the total recovered to 537.

He said that Malaysia has achieved a total of 19.4% recoveries out of the overall number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country.

In a press conference in Putrajaya on Tuesday, he added that the highest number of positive cases involve two age groups, 26-30 and 56-60.

“As of now, a total of 94 positive Covid-19 cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 60 patients requiring ventilators, ” he said at a press conference here.

He added that Malaysia recorded the death of its first foreign patient; Patient 1275 who was a 40-year-old Indonesian who passed away at the Sarawak General Hospital at 1.38am.

Dr Noor Hisham said that so far, 43 people have died due to Covid-19 - which is 1.55% out of the total number of positive cases.

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