Covid-19: 131 new cases, death toll now at 62

  • Nation
  • Monday, 06 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 131 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (April 6), taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 3,793.

The country also reported one more death, which brings the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia to 62.

This translates to a fatality rate of 1.63% out of the total number of cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 briefing here.

In terms of recoveries, Malaysia discharged 236 more patients as of noon Monday – the highest number of recoveries in a single day for the country.

So far, 1,241 patients have recovered from Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

The rate of Covid-19 recovery in Malaysia is 32.7% out of the total number of positive cases.

Currently, 102 patients are being treated at intensive care units (ICU), with 54 of them requiring the use of ventilators.

On the latest Covid-19 death, Dr Noor Hisham said the 62nd fatality is a 67-year-old Malaysian with a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.

He is a close contact of a cluster at the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering.

The man was treated at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital in Terengganu and died on April 5.

Malaysia has entered its 20th day of the movement control order (MCO) as people are instructed to stay at home and their movement is heavily restricted.

The MCO is scheduled to end on April 14, barring any further extensions by the government.

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