Malaysia records lowest new Covid-19 cases in a day since MCO started

Malaysia today reports the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases since the movement control order (MCO) was initiated on March 18. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
Malaysia today reports the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases since the movement control order (MCO) was initiated on March 18. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 ― Malaysia reported just 31 new Covid-19 cases today, the lowest number since the movement control order (MCO) was initiated on March 18.

The last time daily new cases was below 30 was back in March 12, before the second wave of Covid-19 infection here.

 

As of 12pm today, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases is 5,851 cases, with 1,719 of them active cases.

However, one more death was recorded.

At the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 press conference, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said 75 more former patients have been discharged as of today to give Malaysia a total of 4,032 recoveries.

“Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 68.91 per cent out of the total number of positive cases.

“Therefore, the total number of active cases with Covid-19 infection is at 1,719 cases where they are isolated and treated,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

He added that 36 patients remain under intensive care, with 17 needing ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also reported Malaysia’s 100th Covid-19 death today.

He said the deceased had been receiving treatment at Sungai Buloh Hospital since April 4 and was pronounced dead at 9.40am today.

“The deceased was a 67-year-old man who had diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and was also a stroke patient,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

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