PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 40 more Covid-19 cases on Monday (April 27), bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 5,820.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced this at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing here.
Ninety-five more patients were discharged in the same 24-hour span, which means 3,957 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 67.9% out of the total number of positive cases.
There are only 1,764 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.
There are currently 37 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with 17 on ventilator support.
Dr Noor Hisham also announced one new Covid-19 fatality in the country, taking Malaysia’s death toll to 99.
On the new death case, Dr Noor Hisham said the 99th fatality is a 78-year-old man with a history of diabetes, hypertension and stroke.
He has been receiving treatment at Hospital Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom in Johor since April 7 and was pronounced dead at 4.30am on April 27.
Malaysia is currently in its 41st day of the movement control order (MCO), where people are instructed to stay at home, and movement and business operations are heavily restricted.
Last week, the government announced the MCO has been extended to a fourth phase set to end on May 12.