Previously, the highest number of recoveries in a day was 68. <small> Cover image via Mohd Fadli Hamzah/New Straits Times Twitter @DGHisham </small>
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah just announced that 108 patients have fully recovered from COVID-19 within the past day
He also added that a total of 654 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in Malaysia. <b>This has been the largest number of recoveries in a day since Sunday, 29 March, which recorded 68 patients discharged from hospital.</b></p> <p><a href="https://images.says.com/uploads/story_source/source_image/775261/7f7c.jpg" rel="segment-314024 noopener noreferrer" target="" title="The first group of COVID-19 patients discharged from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh on Tuesday, 31 March."> <img alt="The first group of COVID-19 patients discharged from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh on Tuesday, 31 March." src="https://images.says.com/uploads/story_source/source_image/775261/7f7c.jpg"></img></a> The first group of COVID-19 patients discharged from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh on Tuesday, 31 March. <small>Image via Twitter @DGHisham</small>
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health recorded 142 new COVID-19 cases
This brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 2,908.</p> <p>102 patients are currently receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units around the nation, with 66 of them require breathing assistance.<br></br></p> <blockquote data-width="550"><p dir="ltr" lang="in">TERKINI #COVID19 1 April 2020. Bilangan kes baru 1⃣4⃣2⃣Jumlah keseluruhan 2,908 kesJumlah kes di ICU 1⃣0⃣2⃣kesBantuan alat pernafasan 66Bilangan kematian baru 2⃣kesJumlah kematian keseluruhan 45 kes.</p>— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) April 1, 2020</blockquote>
The nation recorded two new deaths, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 45
- An 80-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. She was a close contact of a previous case and was being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital since 13 March. The patient passed away around 4.30am yesterday, 31 March.
A 62-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes and high blood pressure. He was also a close contact of a previous COVID-19 case. He passed away around 10.45pm yesterday at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
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