HIGHEST number of recoveries discharged were reported Wednesday with 108 Covid-19 patients returning home.

And this brings to 645 the number of recovered cases, and healthcare providers are pleased with the significant increase in the daily figures.

Besides recoveries increasing, new admissions are showing a decrease and this augurs well for efforts put in place.

Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 142 new positive infections were recorded until noon Wednesday bringing the total to 2,908 and two deaths reported, bringing to 45 number of deaths.

Of the positive cases, 102 were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit, with 66 patients requiring ventilators to aid with breathing.

Noor Hisham expressed hope that figures are reflective that efforts put in place including restrictions are proving effective.

“The two-week restriction period have resulted in preventing a drastic rise in cases as people have been ordered indoors so as to not continue to spread the virus,” Bernama quoted him as saying.

“If you look at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) graph, there used to be a drastic curve which showed a huge spike in cases.

“Look at it now, the curves flatten which shows early signs our efforts in calling the MCO has reduced cases.”

Meanwhile, 2,359 volunteers have offered to serve in government hospitals, quarantine centres and more are expected to come forward to offer their service.

Over the past 24 hours, the global death toll from coronavirus climbed over 40,000 and more than 174,000 patients have recovered.

The pandemic has reached 179 countries with confirmed cases exceeding 823,000.

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