Only 2 new Covid-19 cases with one death

PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry today announced two new Covid-19 cases, which is the lowest number of cases since the MCO was implemented.

This brings the infection tally to 8,338, with 1,206 active cases still receiving treatment as of noon today.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also announced that 39 recoveries were recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 7,014 or 84.1 % of the total number of infections.

“There were no community cases within Malaysians,” he said during the press conference.

Noor Hisham said to date, five Covid-19 patients remained in intensive care units (ICU) across the country, with no case requiring breathing aid.

He also announced one additional death, bringing the number of fatalities in Malaysia to 118.

Out of the two cases reported today, one was an imported case and the other was a foreigner in Kuching, who was a close contact of case number 8,303.

The patient who died was a 61-year-old Malaysian and had diabetes and kidney problems. He had attended a gathering in Sri Petaling.

He was admitted on March 15 and died this morning at 7.03am.

For the Sri Petaling cluster, he said 3,374 positive cases were reported. Out of that, 172 cases are still active.

In total, 34 deaths were reported from this cluster. Noor Hisham said a total of 41,736 samples had been taken from this group, which had run into five “generations”.

For the cluster involving tahfiz schools and madrasahs, 423 institutions have been infected, involving 706 positive cases among the teachers, students and staff.

As for old age homes, Noor Hisham said it involved eight homes with 27 positive cases.

Among those returning home from overseas, 553 positive cases were reported, with one case returning from Singapore.

As for the Selangor Mansion cluster in Kuala Lumpur, which was placed under the enhanced MCO, Noor Hisham said 179 positive cases were reported with no deaths.

At the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), the exhibition hall converted to treat illegals who test positive for Covid-19, 416 cases were reported in total, with one local case.

At the Bukit Jalil immigration depot, out of the 1,600 illegals there, 609 were confirmed with the virus. At the Semenyih depot, 66 positive cases were confirmed from the 1,785 illegals there.

In Sepang, 60 cases were confirmed from the 1,477 illegals there.


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