We Malaysians like others globally will always be very sensitive to any news related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Every day we will be glued to our TV or Smartphone, waiting for the daily official news related to the pandemic that is causing us to be trapped indoors through the imposed Movement Control Order. As of today (15th April 2020), Malaysia recorded yet another 1 death to bring our total deaths to 83. Let's pray that we can record zero death from tomorrow onward.
There is good news indeed today as the new number of infected cases drops to double digit at 85; As many as 169 people have recovered and discharged. Out of the 5,072 confirmed infections, 2647 patients have recovered bringing the recovery rate to 52.18%. Despite these encouraging figures, we need to know that there are still thousands of pending results to be revealed meaning that we could potentially have more infected cases in the coming days. Here are 5 facts that you should know about the 83 deaths in our country so far.
5 Facts Related To Covid-19 Deaths in Malaysia
- Of the 83 deaths (15 April), 75% were men.
- More than 30% were from the Sri Petaling Tabligh
- More than 50% were 60 years old and above (High-risk)
- More than 85% had pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Those infected aged 60 years old and above with history of diseases showed more severe complications compared to those without.
Obviously a staggering 75% of deaths recorded were men. Most probably men were the ones who were on the go hence being exposed more compared to women. It is also important to note that the Sri Petaling Tabligh religious gathering remains the biggest cluster of Covid-19 deaths and infections in Malaysia. Apart from that those with pre-existing medical condition such as high blood pressure and diabetes were also more vulnerable to succumb to deaths and this is a wake up call for us to lead a healthy lifetsyle.
As of today, there are still 56 patients being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 32 of them are still relying on ventilators to survive. This shows us that we still have got a long way to go in our battle against the vicious virus. Other Malaysians should really cooperate and stay at home in order to help our front-liners especially our devoted doctors and nurses. REMEMBER: You are a killer if you don't stay at home! Let us not rest on our laurels and stay vigilant and more importantly STAY AT HOME!
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