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Three Deaths Among 325 COVID-19 Cases Involving Health Ministry Staff So Far

PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — A total of 325 personnel of the Health Ministry (MOH) have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far and three of them have died, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the number of COVID-19 infections among MOH staff members constituted 5.8 per cent of the cumulative total of 5,603 cases recorded in the country.

“Out of the total number of COVID-19 positive cases involving MOH personnel, 185 cases have fully recovered and been discharged, 137 cases are still being treated in hospitals, and three have died.

“These cases involved 77 medical officers, 66 nurses, 34 graduate medical officers, 23 medical specialists, 21 assistant medical officers and 104 from other schemes of service,” he told a daily media briefing on COVID-19 here today.

Investigations showed that the infections were not linked to the handling of confirmed COVID-19 cases at the ministry’s health facilities, he added.

Dr Noor Hisham said 70 per cent of the cases were due to private activities like attending entertainment ceremonies and travelling overseas.


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