Covid-19: Recoveries Top New Cases for Second Time

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Malaysia for the second time this week recorded more recoveries from Covid-19 than new cases, when Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today announced that 166 people have been discharged, while 156 new infections have been recorded.

  • 156 new infections, with total infections at 4,119
  • Two new deaths, with tally at 65
  • 76 in ICU, with 45 needing respiratory support
  • 15 transferred from ICU to regular wards
  • 166 discharged today, with total recoveries at 1,487

He said the total number of Covid-19 recoveries is now 1,487, while the country has logged 4,119 infections of the coronavirus.

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“Our recovery is at 36.1 percent,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said two more people have died of the virus – one of them a Pakistani national who had attended the tabligh gathering in Sri Petaling. Sixty-five people have died of Covid-19 in Malaysia so far.

The death toll so far is 65 or 1.58 percent of the total cases.

He said 76 Covid-19 patients are in intensive care, with 45 of them needing respiratory support.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 15 Covid-19 patients previously in intensive care units (ICU) have been transferred to regular wards.

On Monday, Malaysians cheered when 236 Covid-19 patients were discharged against 131 new cases, sparking hope that the country was making inroads in the battle to “flatten the curve” of infections.