2,478 patients discharged so far

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  • Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The number of Covid-19 recoveries in Malaysia is almost half the number of total cases in the country, with 2,478 patients being discharged so far, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the figure translates to 49.7% of the total number of cases, which stands at 4,987.

At the ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing yesterday, he announced that 202 more patients were discharged in the past 24 hours.

“Once again, the number of cases that have been discharged is more than the number of new confirmed cases (170), ” he added.

He also announced five new fatalities which bring the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia to 82 cases.

One of them was an unidentified man who was found dead in Kota Kinabalu on April 6.

“The results of the samples taken from the man during post-mortem found that he was Covid-19 posi-tive.

“The man was found without any identification and is believed to be a non-Malaysian. The case is currently under police investigation, ” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said the ministry had identified a new Covid-19 cluster in Sendayan, Negri Sembilan, which had seen 39 confirmed cases so far.

“The patients in the area included 13 tahfiz students and one family of 11.”

He added that the ministry has so far identified 28 Covid-19 clusters and sub-clusters, with the Masjid

Sri Petaling tabligh gathering cluster accounting for at least 40% of all cases.

He however said there were no new cases involving the other five big clusters – the Bandar Baru Bangi wedding cluster, the Kuching church gathering cluster, the Kuching “Italy” cluster, the Rembau cluster and the Kuantan “Bali” cluster.

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