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Health DG: Over 80% Of Covid-19 Patients In Malaysia Are Asymptomatic Or Show Mild Symptoms

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Source: The Sun Daily and Malaysiakini

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More than 80% of Covid-19 patients in Malaysia are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, but they are all admitted into hospitals for treatment, said Malaysia’s Director of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference yesterday (23 April).

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An asymptomatic patient typically would not show any symptoms of a disease. Our country has a different approach in handling asymptomatic patients when compared to other nations.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Dr. Noor explained that other countries would usually tell asymptomatic people to observe self-isolation at home.

In Malaysia, asymptomatic patients are admitted to hospitals and a close eye is kept on them.

“If we detect early Covid-19 cases, patients are warded to be monitored,” he said at a press conference, yesterday.

He also explained that patients are classified into five categories.

  • Category One is for those without any symptoms
  • Category Two is for those with mild symptoms
  • Category Three is for those showing signs of pneumonia but who do not need oxygen
  • Category Four is for those who need oxygen assistance to breathe
  • Category Five encompasses patients who need ventilators and are placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Yesterday, Malaysia reported two deaths and recorded 71 new cases. The incoming number of cases still show that our nation’s battle with Covid-19 is not over yet.

We hope that everyone continues staying indoors and practice social distancing.

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Also read: Health DG: “Travel Ban May Not Be Lifted Even After MCO Ends, It Even Needs To Be Tightened”

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