Covid-19: 50 new cases, 103 recoveries, one new death takes fatalities to 93

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  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 50 more Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Apr 22), continuing the recent trend of double digits in its daily tally of new infections.

This takes the country’s total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 5,532.

At the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also announced that Malaysia had discharged 103 more patients as of 12pm on Wednesday.

This means there are only 1,987 active cases currently treated at the country’s health facilities.

So far, 3,452 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 62.4% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are currently 43 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU), with 25 of them requiring the use of ventilators.

Malaysia also recorded one more Covid-19 fatality taking the country’s death toll to 93.

On the new death case, Dr Noor Hisham said the 72-year-old Malaysian woman had a history of cancer and high blood pressure

She was receiving treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital since April 20 and passed away at 9.15am on April 22

Malaysia is currently in its 35th 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 28.

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