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91% of COVID-19 brought-in-dead cases in Malaysia unaware of infection: Khairy

ALL DEATHS FROM COVID-19 MUST BE REPORTED WITHIN 72 HOURS

COVID-19 deaths should now be reported to the well being ministry inside 72 hours, Mr Khairy stated throughout the identical press convention.

From Mar 1, he added, the each day numbers will replicate the quantity of demise reviews acquired in the previous 72 hours, which might be posted on Malaysia’s COVIDNOW web site which tracks the nation’s statistics concerning the pandemic. 

The minister defined that beforehand, demise reviews had been solely introduced as soon as the registration course of was accomplished at state stage, and this might take a while. 

“As such, there were a number of cases which were delayed before being announced. Hence, (there was) a backlog …  I have ordered (this) to be stopped,” he stated. 

The minister famous that when the quantity of deaths was introduced, it didn’t imply that they’d taken place on the day itself. Some cases required additional investigations, reminiscent of post-mortems or laboratory assessments, which may take as much as 4 to 6 weeks. 

“On Mar 2, 62 (deaths), or 54 per cent, are those which took place within 72 hours. Fifty-three deaths, or 46 per cent exceeded 72 hours,” he stated, including that the reporting course of wanted to be adjusted to acquire a clearer image of Malaysia’s present COVID-19 scenario. 

On Wednesday, the well being ministry reported 115 COVID-19 fatalities nationwide, the very best determine in a single day because the Omicron variant arrived in the nation late final 12 months. 

The final time Malaysia logged a three-figure each day fatality price was on Oct 12 final 12 months, with 103 deaths.

The nation’s cumulative fatalities now stand at nearly 33,000, whereas the full quantity of recorded cases is nearly 3.5 million.

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