Six more deaths, 140 new cases
Published on: Wednesday, April 01, 2020
By: Bernama
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 140 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the country as at noon Tuesday, bringing cumulative cases to 2,766. Sabah recorded five new cases, bringing the total to 206.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said six more deaths due to the pandemic were recorded from noon Monday, which brings the death toll to 43 or 1.55 per cent of the total cases.

“The 38th death (case 2,269) was a 48-year-old Malaysian woman who had a history of high blood pressure and was a contact of case 2,750.

“She was admitted to the Tuanku Jaafar Hosiptal, Negeri Sembilan on March 25 and died at 4.04pm yesterday (March 30),” he told the daily press conference to update on the Covid-19 situation in the country, here, Tuesday afternoon. Dr Noor Hisham said the 39th death (case 2626) was a 69-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes and hypertension.

The patient had travel history to Saudi Arabia and died at home on March 27 before his remains were brought to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where tests confirmed he was positive for Covid-19.

“As for the 40th fatality (case 2,627), the victim was a local man aged 69 and also had a history of diabetes and hypertension,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

The patient was treated at  Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Johor and died at 1.03pm on March 26.

The 41st involved a 40-year-old Indonesian man who was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital on March 20. He died at 1.38am Tuesday. The Director-General said this was the first Covid-19 death involving a foreigner in the country.

He said the 42nd (case 2,628) involved an 81-year-old man with a background of heart problems and was admitted to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) on March 27. The patient died at 7.09am Tuesday.

“The 43rd death (case 2,629) was a 73-year-old man with a history of diabetes and heart problems.

“He was admitted to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang on March 29 and died at 4.30pm yesterday,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Meanwhile, he said 58 patients recovered and were discharged Tuesday, bringing the number of cases having recovered and discharged to 537 (19.4 per cent of the total cases).

He added that 94 patients were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit with 60 requiring the aid of ventilators.


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