Malaysia’s Covid-19 Cases Breach 2,000 Mark

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Number of new cases hits new record.

Malaysia reported a total of 2,031 Covid-19 infection cases today, including 235 new cases, which is now the country’s highest daily rise so far.

Four deaths were also reported today, making the total 23. The mortality rate, however, remains low at 1.1 percent, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

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“Most patients will likely be cured so if we look at the fatality rate, it’s 1.1 percent when globally it’s 4.5 per cent, so more than 80 per cent can be cured,” he said at today’s media briefing.

“Sixteen patients were discharged today, bringing number of those who have made a full recovery to 215.

“As of today, 45 patients remain in intensive care, with 32 requiring respiratory assistance,” he said.

Out of the 235 new cases, 60 of them are related to the Sri Petaling tabligh event held earlier this month.

The previous highest number of new cases reported in a day was previously 212, on March 23.