Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Death toll from Influenza A (H1N1) rose to 38

11 August 2009 ; Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said there were six more deaths reported over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 38.

He said the number of new cases recorded was also at an all-time high of 270, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 2,253.

The Government green-lighted the use of rapid test kits for private clinics and hospitals to conduct flu checks on the public.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said private healthcare providers can use these kits to help cope with the large number of patients wanting to be checked, and for faster detection and containment of the pandemic.