PUTRAJAYA: APRIL 5: The COVID-19 positive infection has risen in Malaysia with 179 new cases today bringing the accumulative total to 3,662 besides an additional of four deaths making the death toll to 61.
Director General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 90 people have been discharged today that makes the total of 1,005 or 27.5% from the number of patients infected by the corona virus.
The four deaths reported today is 1.67% from the total number infected and from the new cases . 48 patients need respiratory aids.
“From the number of COVID-19 positive cases, the ministry had identified that apart from the tabligh assembly cluster, there was another cluster formed by the Malaysians coming back from overseas.
“There was a case where one person came back from Italy with COVID-19 positive. The virus not only had spread to 37 people but had caused 5 deaths.
“This is the case of COVID-19 being imported from overseas. That is why all Malaysians have to be quarantined for 14 days once they come back from abroad.
“At the quarantine centre, if one has the symptoms of COVID-19, he/she will be referred to the hospital and then isolated, get treatment and later will be monitored by the health officers,” he said in a press conference here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, on April 3 when the quarantine started there were 1,500 people and today 4,488 people are at the centres. From the number 101 had COVID-19 positive symptoms and they had been isolated for further monitoring sessions.
He also mentioned that the Ministry of Health is targeting on the high risk groups like the tabligh participants in Sri Petaling Mosque, tahfiz centres and also Rohingya family members.
Elaborating on the Rohingyas, Dr. Noor Hisham said, there is a clinic in Selayang where the migrants go for free health screening test. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are doing it these days but now the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Mercy Malaysia too are involved.
“On behalf of the ministry I would like to thank the NGOs that have helped the Rohingyas to come forward to do the health screening tests. Currently there are two to three COVID-19 positive cases among them,” he added. – Malaysia World News