PUTRAJAYA, April 5 (Bernama) — A total of 179 new positive cases of COVID-19 and four more fatalities have been reported in the country as at noon today, bringing the tally to 3,662 cases and 61 deaths.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 46 of the 179 new cases were linked to the tabligh assembly cluster in Seri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

The 61 deaths accounted for 1.67 per cent of the total number of cases, he told a daily media briefing on COVID-19 here today.

“The 58th fatality (case 2,210) was a 72-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure. He was a close contact of a positive case (1,031).

“He was treated at the Sarawak General Hospital on March 27 and was confirmed to have died at 1.37 pm on April 4,” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said the 59th death (case 3,484) involved a 68-year-old local man with a history of diabetes. He was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital on March 27 and died at 3.40 pm on April 4.

He said the 60th death was that of a 53-year-old Malaysian man (case 3,073), who was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital on March 31 and confirmed to have died at 12.39 am on April 5.

“The 61st fatality (case 2,200) was a 66-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. He was admitted to the Keningau Hospital, Sabah on March 26 and died at 9.36 pm on April 4,” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said 99 cases were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit and 48 of them were on ventilators.


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