Covid-19: 57 new cases, death toll now at 102


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 57 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday (April 30), bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 6,002.

Out of the 52 cases, 25 are imported cases while 32 are local transmissions, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing.

Malaysia also discharged 84 more patients in the same 24-hour span, which means 4,171 patients have recovered from Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 69.5% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are only 1,729 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

There are currently 36 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with 14 on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced two new deaths, which brings the country's death toll to 102.

On the new death cases, Dr Noor Hisham said the 101st fatality was a 64-year-old man with a history of leukaemia.

He was a close contact of a Covid-19 patient who is related to the "Bali PUI" cluster in Kuantan, Pahang,

He had been receiving treatment at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan in Kuantan since April 12 and was pronounced dead at 4.14am on Wednesday (April 29).

The 102nd death case was a 72-year-old man with a history of hypertension.

He was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital on April 16 and passed away at 12.55pm on Thursday.

Malaysia is currently in the fourth phase of the movement control order (MCO), which is set to end on May 12.

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