By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an additional 208 COVID-19 cases today, which brings the country total to 3,116. Five additional fatalities were reported. The death toll due to COVID-19 has grown to 50 (1.6 percent of total cases).

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MOH announced that there are 122 cases that have been recovered and allowed to be released today. This resulted in the total cumulative number of cases being completely recovered from COVID-19 and being discharged from the ward by 767 cases (24.6 percent of total cases).

In addition, 105 COVID-19 positive cases are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of these, 54 cases required respiratory assistance.

Lastly, the MOH said the Online Appointment System at the Health Clinic is a collaboration between the Ministry and four companies namely Queuemed, EncoreMed, Bookdoc and DoctorOnCall. This is an initiative to reduce congestion in health clinics especially during the COVID-19 infection pandemic to prevent people from gathering at the clinic at a time of need, in line with social distancing.

Through this Online Appointment system, customers can choose appointment slots to come to the clinic for services. This system is for walk-in cases of mild illness only.

The system will be implemented in phases starting with 4 health clinics namely KK Precinct 9, 11, 14 and 18 in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya with DoctorOnCall. The service will then be expanded to selected health clinics in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor in collaboration with Queuemed, EncoreMed, Bookdoc and DoctorOnCall.