Covid-19: 51 New Cases, 2 Deaths, 99 Recoveries

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Malaysia’s progress in containing Covid-19 continues to outperform the global average.

A total of 99 Covid-19 cases have recovered and were discharged today, bringing cumulative recovery cases in the country to 3,762, or 65.5 percent of the total number of cases.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said discharged cases today almost doubled the number of new cases reported overnight.

“Up to noon today (April 25), 51 new cases were reported, taking the country’s Covid-19 tally to 5,742 cases.

“The total number of Covid-19 infectivity cases stands at 1,882 cases. They have been isolated and given treatment,” he said at the daily Covid-19 media briefing today.

However, Dr Noor Hisham said that two more Covid-19 related deaths were reported overnight, with the death toll now at 98 cases or 1.71 percent of the total number of cases.

The country’s 97th Covid-19 death was a local man, 62, with heart disease who died at Hospital Sungai Buloh while the 98th was a 62-year-old hypertensive woman who died at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

The number of critical Covid-19 patients continued to decline, with just 36 still requiring intensive care and only 16 on ventilators.

Malaysia’s progress in containing Covid-19 continues to outperform the global average, with a recovery rate of 65.5 percent and death rate of 1.72 percent versus international average of 28.5 percent and 6.96 percent, respectively.

However, Dr Noor Hisham expressly warned against taking the encouraging figures to mean that Malaysia could relax its efforts against Covid-19.

He said some Malaysians were beginning to let their guard down as a result, which could jeopardise all the effort and sacrifices that have been made throughout the movement control order.

“The reality is that the war against this unseen enemy is not yet over.”