Covid-19 update: 156 new cases take M'sia past 4k mark, 2 deaths

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  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have breached the 4,000 mark, following the Health Ministry's announcement on Wednesday (April 8) of another 156 positive cases, taking the country’s tally to 4,119.

The country also reported two new deaths, which brings the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia to 65 cases.

This translates to a fatality rate of less than 1.8%, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 briefing here.

The country also recorded more recoveries than new infections on Wednesday, with 166 patients discharged as of 12pm.

So far, 1,487 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began in January.

The rate of Covid-19 recovery in Malaysia is 36% out of the total number of positive cases.

Currently, 77 patients are being treated at intensive care units (ICU), with 45 of them requiring the use of ventilators.

On the latest Covid-19 deaths, the 64th fatality is a Malaysian female, aged 58. She had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure and was admitted to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban. She died on April 7,3.20pm.

The 65th fatality is a Pakistani male age 69. He attended the Masjid Jamek Seri Petaling gathering. He was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital and died at April 8,9.30am.

Malaysia has entered its 22nd day of the movement control order (MCO), where people are instructed to stay at home and movement is heavily restricted.

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

Several villages in Kluang, Johor and Hulu Langat, Selangor, as well as the Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion flats and Menara City One condominium in Kuala Lumpur have been placed under enhanced MCO (EMCO) lockdown.

In places where the EMCO is implemented, residents are not allowed to leave their homes while outsiders will be barred from entering the area.

Every single resident will be screened by Health officials for Covid-19.

Food is provided by the government and is delivered to each affected household.

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