18 Out Of 57 New COVID-19 Cases Today Are Malaysians Who Came Back From Overseas

Dr Noor Hisham said that over 12,000 Malaysians have returned from overseas since the start of this month, and have been placed in quarantine centres.

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Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced 57 new COVID-19 cases today, 21 April

During the press conference announcing the daily COVID-19 updates, he said that this brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 5,482.

Meanwhile, only 2,041 out of the total are active cases.

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Dr Noor Hisham highlighted that 18 of the 57 new cases were imported from overseas

He said that since the start of this month, 12,160 Malaysians have returned to the country from all over the world and have been placed in quarantine centres.

Out of the 12,160 individuals, 7,910 have already been tested for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, he said that 54 patients have recovered from the disease within the past 24 hours

This brings the total number patients that have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the country to 3,349.

61.09% of the total infected have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Dr Noor Hisham added that there are currently 43 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with 27 of them requiring breathing assistance.

He also announced there were three new deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 92

The latest three patients to pass away were:
- A 72-year-old woman who was the mother of a confirmed case. She had a medical history of diabetes and high blood pressure, and was being treated at Sungai Buloh Hospital.
- A 69-year-old man with kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, who was being treated at Sarawak General Hospital.
- A 92-year-old man who was a close contact of another positive case. He had dementia, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and was being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

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