MOH Reports 208 New Covid-19 Cases, Highest In A Week

Total infected cases exceed 3,000 today

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has recorded 208 new positive cases of Covid-19, the highest recorded in a week. This brings total number of cases in Malaysia to 3,116.

The highest ever recorded cases in a day was on March 26 at 235 cases.

“To date, 105 Covid-19 positive cases are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of these, 54 are on ventilator support,” Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the director general of Health, said in a press statement.

A total of 122 patients were recorded to have recovered, bringing the total discharged to 767 cases.

Apart from that, 5 new deaths were recorded as at noon today, bringing total deaths due to Covid-19 to 50.

“The 46th death (case 2909) was a male Malaysian citizen aged 37 and had a background of chronic diseases and low immunity,” Dr Noor Hisham added.

“The 47th death (case 2910) was a male Malaysian citizen aged 78 and had hypertension and gout.”

“The 48th death (case 2572) was an 85-year-old male Malaysian citizen of and had a background of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease,” he further said.

“The 49th death (case 1273) was a 61-year-old male Malaysian citizen. He had a close contact history with a Covid-19 positive case (case 2107).”

“The 50th death (case 1767) was a 69-year-old male Malaysian citizen.”

As for the number of cases per state, Selangor recorded the highest at 800 cases as of 12pm today, followed by Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur at 488, Johor at 395, Sarawak at 211, Sabah at 210, Negeri Sembilan at 207, Perak at 200, Kelantan at 137, and Pahang at 114.

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