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Malaysia's Active COVID-19 Cases Drops To 2,198 After 201 Make Recovery In A Day

A total of 2,967 patients have been discharged so far.

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded a huge number of patients who recovered and were discharged in a day on Friday, 17 April

With 201 patients discharged today, the MOH is slightly behind its previously reported recoveries in a day when 236 patients were discharged on 6 April from hospitals across the nation.

The latest number of recovered patients have now brought active COVID-19 cases down to 2,198.

In terms of new cases recorded, there are 69 new COVID-19 patients

The cumulative total of the COVID-19 cases in Malaysia now stands at 5,251.

Of which, a total of 2,967 patients have been discharged so far.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, while speaking at the daily press briefing, announced two new deaths, bringing the total death in the country to 86.

There are currently 51 patients who are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), of which 26 requires ventilators.

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Dr Noor Hisham said that a cluster in Sabah involves a healthcare worker on the frontline at Likas Women and Children's Hospital

14 nurses and doctors have tested positive, with the first case detected on 27 March.

The case originated from a wedding in Ipoh and there were no infections from the ward.

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