Container doubles up as morgue


Safe disposal: Health workers incinerating personal protective equipment after completing burial services at a memorial park in Shah Alam, Selangor. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Forensic Department of Hospital Sungai Buloh is using a special container as additional space to keep the remains of deceased Covid-19 patients.

The Health Ministry announced that there were six more deaths reported at the hospital yesterday.

More than 80% of the Covid-19 deaths were elderly patients who had more than one chronic disease or comorbidity, it said.

“Most of them were infected by close family members. If you are living with a member of a high-risk group, please protect yourself to protect them, ” the ministry posted on its official Twitter account.

There were 3,780 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths reported yesterday, as well as 3,990 recoveries.

Apart from that, 520 patients were being treated at intensive care units, of which 272 required respiratory assistance while the total active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 42,135. — Bernama

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