No new H1N1 deaths
KUALA LUMPUR Sept.27 — No new deaths from influenza A(H1N1) were recorded for the past one week and the total so far remains at 77, said Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Ismail Merican.
He said, 45 new cases with influenza like illness (ILI) were warded in 92 hospitals nationwide while 140 were discharged, leaving the total at 761.
Laboratory tests confirmed that 14 per cent or 103 of the patients were infected with H1N1, he said in a statement today.
He said 18 per cent or 19 of the them were in the intensive care units (ICU) including two new cases while two patients were discharged today.
Dr. Mohd. Ismail said, the patients in the ICUs had risk factors — eight were children under five, obesity (four), chronic diseases (three) and chronic respiratory diseases (two).
The latest information on H1N1 infection can be obtained by calling the hotline 03-8881 0200 or 03-8881 0300 from 8am to 5pm, e-mail at cprc—email@example.com and on the ministry’s website at http://www.moh.gov.my. - Bernama
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