Malaysia today reported 85 new Covid-19 cases, making it the first time in about a month that the country reported less than 100 cases in a 24-hour span.
The last time the Health Ministry reported a lower figure was on March 14, with 41 cases were detected.
Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also discharged 169 patients – almost double the number of new cases reported.
“The number of discharges today is almost double the number of new Covid-19 cases reported,” he said at the daily press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the country.
This brings the total recoveries to 2,647, which translates to 52.2% of the total number of cases.
Meanwhile, the number of new cases reported today brings total infections to 5,072.
One more death was reported today.
The 83rd death in the country was of a 69-year-old man who had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.
He was receiving treatment at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre and was pronounced dead at 6.41am. – TMI