KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Today’s daily briefing by the Ministry of Health saw the announcement of the largest number of individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 and been discharged. The biggest increase in deaths, the youngest and oldest persons to die of the disease were also heard at the same briefing.
Director General of Health, Dr. Hisham Abdullah stated that 68 individuals had fully recovered and were allowed home, bringing the total of those discharged to 388 cases.
Unfortunately, the number of deaths also rose by 7 making today’s fatalities the highest reported so far since the epidemic began in Malaysia. 34 persons have since lost their lives to the coronavirus.
Five of those who died were senior citizens aged between 60-91 years. They had pre-existing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. One was a participant of the tabligh gathering in Sri Petaling.
The youngest fatality (Case-2323) at 27, had a history of diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. He was treated at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh on 27 March and died the next evening.
The oldest person (Case-2321) thus far to succumb to Covid-19 was a 91 year old woman with the same pre-existing conditions. She was treated at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) on 26 March and passed away on 28 March.
Malaysia reported 150 new Covid-19 infections today, resulting in a total of 2,470 cases. There are 73 positive cases currently being treated in intensive care. Out of that number, 52 require ventilatory support.