Dr Noor Hisham: We Succeeded In Flattening The Curve But It Will Not End COVID-19

There are currently 1,764 active cases in the country.

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

During the press conference announcing the daily COVID-19 updates, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that Malaysia is in a state of recovery

According to him, the most important thing is actually to flatten the curve.

"We have seen that we succeeded in flattening the curve and now we are in the phase of recovery," he explained.

"For the last one week we have had two-digit new cases. This shows that our MCO works. But it is not going to end COVID-19."

He said that the government is anticipating that COVID-19 will continue to infect people but the Ministry will contain and control the infection.

Meanwhile, there are 40 new cases of COVID-19 today, 27 April.

The number of cases in Malaysia is now at a total of 5,820.

Only 1,764 out of the total are active cases and a total of and within the past 24 hours, 95 patients have fully recovered.

3,957 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the country.

The latest patient to die of the novel coronavirus in Malaysia had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke

According to MOH, the patient was a 78-year-old man who was being treated at Enche' Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Johor.

In total, Malaysia has recorded 99 deaths.

On the other hand, there are currently 37 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with 17 of them requiring breathing assistance.

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