PUTRAJAYA MAR 26: Malaysia today has made its own record with 1.1% death rate in COVID-19 cases as compared to 4.5% recorded by the world, said Director General of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdulah here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, COVID-19 patients could be recovered if they come forward early for health test. These patients have to be negative COVID-19 within 24 hours before they could be released from the hospital after undergoing treatment for two weeks.
He said, there are three factors contributing to the death case in COVID-19. The victims are mostly 70 years old and above, suffering from diabetics, hyper tension and heart problem.
“If COVID-19 patients were already in stage 4 or 5 and had difficulty in breathing then they had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and required respiratory aid. However if the patient comes to the hospital at an early stage, he/she could be saved,” he said answering to the media question here today.
On today’s situation, Dr. Noor Hisham said, another 235 new COVID-19 cases have been reported bringing the total of 2,031 cases until noon today.
He added, four deaths have also been reported and that made the total 23 deaths.
However there were 16 patients discharged today bringing to the total of 215 recoveries. A total of 45 cases were being treated in the ICU while 32 of those cases needed ventilators.
Dr. Noor Hisham also mentioned that out of 235 cases, 60 were linked to the tabligh assembly in Sri Petaling Mosque.
Meanwhile he said, the remaining 175 cases are still under investigation.
The Director General of Health also reported that 9,327 samples had been taken and from that 55% were COVID-19 positive while 5,646 were negative and 2,564 pending results.
He said, about 16,000 people had attended the tabligh assembly, among them 14,500 Malaysians while 1,500 were foreigners from 25 countries.
“The foreigners are being investigated against COVID-19 in their own countries,” Dr. Noor Hisham reiterated. –Malaysia World News –Malaysia World News