Covid-19: 170 New Cases, 5 More Deaths

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More recoveries than new cases.

Five new Covid-19-related fatalities were recorded as at noon today, bringing the death toll in Malaysia to 82.

One of them included a man who possessed no identification and is believed to be a foreigner.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the man was found dead in Kota Kinabalu on April 6 and samples taken during his autopsy confirmed that he had Covid-19.

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The matter is also under police investigation, he said.

The Health Ministry also reported 170 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the number to 4,987.

Dr Noor Hisham, in a press conference, said a total of 60 positive cases were being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 33 of them placed under respiratory support.

He said a total of 202 (49.7 per cent of the total cases) positive Covid-19 cases made full recovery and discharged today, bringing cumulative cases to 2,478.