PUTRAJAYA: The toll from Covid-19 remained unchanged at 114 today with no new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 90 patients were also discharged from hospital, bringing total recoveries to 5,796.

Meanwhile 1,149 continue receiving treatment, with 10 in the intensive care unit and seven in need of respiratory assistance.

However, 50 more cases were also recorded, taking total cases in the country to 7,059.

Of these, three were import cases. Of the remaining 47, 41 involved foreigners, 34 of which were detected at the Bukit Jalil immigration depot.

Noor Hisham said the 34 were detained at the depot before the movement control order was implemented on March 18.

He also said the Bukit Jalil immigration depot had been classified as a new cluster.

As of today, a total of 645 people at the depot had been tested for Covid-19 with 35 testing positive, 400 testing negative and 210 awaiting results.

The 35 who tested positive comprised 17 Myanmar nationals, 15 Indian nationals, and one each from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Egypt.

“Various prevention and control measures have been taken including disinfection, health education including personal hygiene, frequent hand washing with soap and emphasis on social distancing.

“The source of the infection is still under investigation,” Noor Hisham said.

He said the health ministry provides health services at all immigration depots on a scheduled basis.

These include treatments for minor illnesses, early emergency treatment and health checks for pregnant women, babies and children including immunisation jabs.

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He said women who are about to give birth are referred to the nearest public hospital with no fees charged for these services.

He added that the ministry would continue to work with the immigration department, police and other relevant agencies in detecting and managing Covid-19 cases at immigration depots.


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