PUTRAJAYA, March 30 — A total of 156 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths were reported up to noon today, along with the highest number of discharges so far, at 91.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of cases in the country stood at 2,626, while there was a total of 37 deaths.

“The discharges today brings the total number of complete recoveries from COVID-19 and discharges to 479 cases (18.2 per cent of all cases),” he said at the daily press conference on COVID-19 developments.

There are currently 94 patients being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and of this number, 62 are on ventilator support.

“The 35th death (case no.1,952) was that of a Malaysian woman aged 57 years with a history of diabetes.

“She had a history of travel to Indonesia. The patient was treated at Hospital Sungai Buloh and pronounced dead on March 29 at 4 pm,” he said.

The 36th death (case no.1,941) comprised a Malaysian man aged 47 years who was treated at the Sarawak General Hospital from March 23, and died today at 8.10 am.

Dr Noor Hisham said the 37th death (case no.2,471) was that of a Malaysian woman aged 46 years with a history of high blood pressure and autoimmune disease. 

She was warded at Miri Hospital, Sarawak and died today at 9.02 am.


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