Covid-19: 109 new cases, death toll now at 67

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  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2020

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. - MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 109 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (April 9), taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 4,228.

The country also reported two new deaths, which brought the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia to 67 cases.

This translates to a fatality rate of 1.58% out of the total number of cases, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing here.

In terms of recoveries, Malaysia discharged 121 more patients as at noon Thursday.

So far, 1,608 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

The rate of Covid-19 recovery in Malaysia is 38% out of the total number of positive cases.

Currently, 72 patients are being treated at intensive care units (ICUs), with 43 of them requiring the use of ventilators.

On the latest Covid-19 death cases, the 66th fatality was a 59-year-old Malaysian man with a history of autoimmune and other chronic diseases. He had attended the Sri Petaling Mosque tabligh gathering earlier this year.

He was treated at the Melaka Hospital and passed away at 5am on April 9.

The 67th death was of a Malaysian woman aged 23 with a history of thyroid disease.

She was a close contact of two Covid-19 positive patients and is a fifth-generation patient of the Kuching church gathering cluster.

She did not attend the gathering.

The woman was treated at Sarawak General Hospital and passed away at 9.42am on April 9.

Malaysia has entered its 23rd 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 by the government.

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