KUALA LUMPUR (April 28): Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases dropped to pre-Movement Control Order (MCO) levels at 31 today, according to the Ministry of Health.

This is the lowest since March 12 (20 cases), six days before the MCO took effect.

The second lowest daily figure was recorded last Monday (April 20), with 36 cases. Notably, the country is continuing its trend of double digits in daily infections for 12th consecutive days.

Today’s figure brings the overall total of cases in the country to 5,851 since the pandemic began in early January.

Meanwhile, the number of daily recoveries continued to surpass the number of new cases, with 75 cured cases, bringing the total recoveries to 4,032 or 68.9% of overall cases, said health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today.

The number of active cases in the country continued to fall, this time to 1,719 — the lowest since March 25, with the patients already isolated and given treatment.

There are currently 36 patients being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 17 of them needing ventilators.

Meanwhile, one more death was reported, bringing total Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia to 100, translating into a 1.7% mortality rate.

The deceased was a 67-year-old man who had diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and was a stroke patient.

He was pronounced dead at 9.40am today.

Malaysia continues to be the fourth country in Southeast Asia in terms of highest number of confirmed infections.

Singapore still tops the list today with 14,423 cases, followed by Indonesia (9,096) and the Philippines (7,777).

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