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Malaysia claims 47% recovery from COVID-19

A Malaysian health official said the number of people discharged from hospitals exceeds the number of fresh cases

Riyaz ul Khaliq   | 13.04.2020
Malaysia claims 47% recovery from COVID-19


Malaysia on Monday claimed that over 47% of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic cases reported in the country since its outbreak have fully recovered.

In a statement, Malaysia’s Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said fresh 134 cases were found taking the total number of infected patients to 4817.

He said the number of cases discharged from hospitals after showing full recovery exceeds the number of newly reported cases. “168 patients had been released from the hospital after a full recovery,” he said.

“A total of 2,276 cases or 47.23% have fully recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from wards so far,” he added.

With one more death on Monday, the country has reported 77 deaths so far due to the pandemic.

Abdullah expected that the COVID-19 infected cases would remain below 5,000.

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions across the world, with its epicenter shifting to Europe, while China has largely come out of the crisis.

The virus has so far infected over 1.86 million people worldwide, causing 114,983 deaths, while 438,516 people have recovered from the disease, according to data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. Over 114, 000 have died.

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