KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced 159 new positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,320.
He also said there was one more death from Covid-19 this morning. The death toll in Malaysia from the virus now stands at 27.
He added 61 people had been discharged and allowed to return home this morning, bringing the total number of those discharged after treatment to 320.
“There are still 73 Covid-19 positive cases being treated in intensive care units. Of this number, 54 have been placed on ventilators.
“The additional death today was Case 2,162. He was a 61-year-old man with a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.
“He was admitted to Tangkak Hospital on March 24 before being transferred to Sultanah Fatimah Hospital in Muar on March 25. His official time of death was recorded as 10.50am on March 28,” Dr Noor Hisham said today during his daily Covid-19 briefing in Putrajaya.
Dr Noor Hisham added that those who are returning from abroad must self-quarantine for 14 days after undergoing a Covid-19 test.
He said some Covid-19 cases are from those returning from abroad so the Health Ministry is taking this matter very seriously in order to prevent the virus from spreading further.
“The adherence of Malaysians to the rules we’ve set is important to prevent this virus from spreading even more.
“We also would like to thank all the donors who, besides money, have provided medical and lab supplies as well as other facilities that the ministry can use,” added Dr Noor Hisham.
“We need everyone’s cooperation at this time and we will continue to work around the clock to ensure everyone’s safety.”
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