MOH: Latest Patient To Die Of COVID-19 Attended A Religious Gathering In Indonesia

There are 170 new confirmed cases today.

Cover image via Kementrian Kesihatan Malaysia/Facebook & Mustaffa Kamal/New Straits Times

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah just announced that there are 170 new COVID-19 cases today, 7 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 3,963.

Out of the infected total, the Ministry of Health (MOH) found that 69 are sporadic cases with no links to existing clusters

After 8,000 people were screened for influenza-like ilness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), the ministry discovered that most positive cases were linked to previous clusters.

MOH also urged for health officials to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when screening and treating patients with SARI.

Meanwhile, 80 people have fully recovered within the past day.

MOH has been recording a stable increase in the number of cured patients.

Dr Noor Hisham also added that 1,321 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the nation.

The latest patient to die of coronavirus in Malaysia was a 71-year-old man in Johor

According to MOH, he had previously attended a religious gathering in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

There are currently 92 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with 50 of them requiring breathing assistance.

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