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COVID-19 in Malaysia : 5251 Cases, 2967 Healed, 86 Dead

Malaysia today recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases and TWO deaths, but also discharged 201 patients who have fully recovered!

Here are the COVID-19 updates for Malaysia on 17 April 2020…


COVID-19 In Malaysia : 201 More Patients Recovered!

As of 5 PM today, the Malaysia Ministry of Health announced that another 201 patients have fully recovered, and were discharged today!

That means a total of 2967 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Malaysia so far! That’s a recovery rate of 56.5%.


COVID-19 In Malaysia : 69 New Cases!

They identified 69 new COVID-19 cases today – raising the total number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 5251, with 2198 active cases.

They also shared that the number of COVID-19 cases in the ICU dropped to 51, with three fewer patients requiring respiratory support – 26 at the current count.

Here is the breakdown of cases, according to states yesterday. Selangor maintains the highest total at 1,329 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 952 cases, and Johor with 614 cases.


COVID-19 In Malaysia : TWO Deaths Today

The Malaysia Ministry of Health announced TWO deaths today, which means a total of 86 people have died from COVID-19 in Malaysia – a mortality rate of 1.64%.

85th Death : Case 5064 was a 85 year-old Malaysian male, a close contact of Case 4657 from the Bali PUI cluster. He was under treatment for leukaemia at a private hospital, and was later transferred to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Pahang on 15 April 2020, but passed away on 16 April 2020 at 3:30 PM.

86th Death : Case 5183 was a 85 year-old Malaysian male, a close contact of Case 2321. He had a history of hypertension and stroke, and was admitted to the University Malaya Medical Centre on 1 April 2020, but passed away on 16 April 2020 at 8:56 PM.


COVID-19 Deaths In Malaysia So Far


Day 31 Of Movement Control Order In Malaysia

Today marks the 31st day of the nationwide lockdown on travel, work and business in Malaysia, which on 10 April was further extended until 28 April, 2020. It is also the second day of the third phase of the MCO.

During this time, all government and private offices and businesses will be closed, except those providing essential services.

Malaysians are to restrict their movement during this lockdown, with only a single person in each vehicle. All shops are also closed, except supermarkets, grocery shops and convenience stores selling essential items.

Schools, colleges, universities, cinemas, and so on, remain closed. Cafes and restaurants will be closed for dine-in patrons, but you will be able to take-away food, or have them delivered to you.

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The Malaysian government has so far announced four Enhanced MCOs :


COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

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