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2 Particular Age Groups Have The Highest Number Of Positive COVID-19 Cases

There are currently 2,332 active cases in Malaysia.

Cover image via New Straits Times & Firdaus Latif/Malay Mail

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah just announced that there are 110 new COVID-19 cases today, 16 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 5,182.

Meanwhile, only 2,332 out of the total are active cases.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) also found that two groups recording the highest number of positive cases are those aged 20 to 24 and 56 to 59

Eight patients are younger than four years old and there are total of 315 patients under the age of 14.

119 people were discharged from hospitals nationwide within the past day

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

Dr Noor Hisham also added that 2,766 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in Malaysia.

This number makes up 53.37% of the total infected.

The first group of COVID-19 patients discharged from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh on Tuesday, 31 March.

Image via Twitter @DGHisham

The latest patient to die of the novel coronavirus in Malaysia had a history of heart disease and high blood pressure

According to MOH, the patient was a 66-year-old man who was being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).

In total, Malaysia has recorded 84 deaths.

There are currently 56 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with 29 of them requiring breathing assistance.

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