85 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, 15 April
The latest numbers bring the cumulative total to 5,072, of which currently 2,342 are active.
Today's numbers mark the first drastic drop in daily COVID-19 cases since 14 March when Malaysia recorded 41 cases. For a month now, daily new cases were being recorded in three digits.
In terms of recovery, 52.2% of the total cases have been discharged
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that the Ministry of Health (MOH) today discharged 169 patients, bringing the total recovered cases to 2,647.
Meanwhile, MOH tweeted to say that it agrees with the government's decision to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) as its effective implementation has helped in the recovery of the cases:
On Tuesday, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that moving into the third phase of the MCO, police will no longer issue compounds. Instead, violators will be remanded and taken to court:
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