By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 156 new coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases today, bringing the country total to 4,119. From the latest information reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC), there are two more cases of COVID-19 related deaths were reported making the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia is 65 cases (1.58 percent of the total case).

The two recent deaths include: Case 64 was a 58-year-old Malaysian citizen with a history of diabetes and hypertension. He was hospitalized at Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, Negeri Sembilan on March 30, 2020 and was pronounced dead on April 7, 2020 at 3.20pm.

The 65th death case was a 69 year old Pakistani citizen with a history of diabetes. He has a history of attending gatherings in Seri Petaling. He was hospitalized at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on March 22, 2020 and was pronounced dead on April 8, 2020 at 9.30am.

To date, 76 positive cases of COVID-19 are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of these, 45 cases required breathing assistance.

The MOH would like to announce that there are 166 cases that have been recovered and allowed to be released today. This resulted in a cumulative total of COVID-19 fully recovered cases and a total of 1,487 cases (36.1 percent of total cases). This means that the number of cases discharged today also exceeds the number of new cases reported.