UTRAJAYA, April 12  — A total of 153 new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported as at noon today, bringing the cumulative figure in the country to 4,683, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said three more fatalities were also reported, raising the death toll to 76, or 1.62 per cent of the total number of cases.

“A total of 66 positive cases are still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 37 of them requiring ventilators.

“Therefore, after deducting the discharged cases and deaths from the cumulative total, the number of active COVID-19 cases with infectivity is 2,499.

“They have been isolated and given treatment,” he told a daily COVID-19 media briefing at the Health Ministry here today.

The 74th death (Case 4,531) involved a 54-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

“He was admitted to Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban, Negeri Sembilan on April 11 and was confirmed to have died at 1.50 am today.

“The 75th fatality (Case 3,469) was a 90-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. He was admitted to Hospital Taiping, Perak on April 1 and died at 5.23 am today,” he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said the 76th death (Case 4,314) involved a 47-year-old Malaysian woman with a history of high blood pressure.

“She was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital on April 8 and was confirmed to have died at 7.36 am today,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said 113 cases had recovered and were discharged today.

“This brings the total number of fully recovered and discharged cases to 2,108 (45 per cent of cumulative figure),” he said.


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