Published: Sunday August 16, 2009 MYT 11:52:00 AM
Updated: Sunday August 16, 2009 MYT 12:31:42 PM
A(H1N1): Three more deaths reported
BY LOH FOON FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: Three more deaths have been reported from the influenza A(H1N1) virus, bringing the country's overall death toll to 62.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said of the three new deaths, there were delays in administering the patients with viral treatment.
"The ministry will now probe the reasons behind the delay," he said, adding that there were 283 new cases of infection, bringing the tally up to 3,857 cases.
Thirty-three patients remained in intensive care unit while 213 were hospitalised in normal ward.
Liow also warned those with flu that they could be fined up to RM10,000 or jailed up to two years if they did not isolate themselves and spread the disease to others.
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