Malaysia’s Coronavirus cases hits 3,662 as death toll at 61

Military and police stand guard with protective face masks at an entrance to the City One condominium as it has been placed under lockdown after recording 17 COVID-19 cases in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. AP Photo

Malaysia Health Ministry Director-General, Noor Hisham Abdullah, has confirmed that 61 people have died of the COVID-19 in the country with 179 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total to 3,662 in the country.

Abdullah, during a press briefing, stated that among the infections, 1,005 have been cured and discharged from hospital.

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Ninety-nine others are currently being held in intensive care and 48 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Hisham urged the public to cooperate and be honest with the authorities if they had contact with confirmed cases, travel history, or attending events that had spread infections.

He said that a single patient, who had a travel history to Italy, had caused an infection cluster involving 37 people, five of whom later died.

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