Malaysia today recorded eight new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 8,964 cases.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of today’s new cases, three cases were imported — two are Malaysians and one a foreigner.
The Malaysians had returned to the country from Kazakhstan and the Philippines, while the third case involved an illegal immigrant from Indonesia.
The other five cases, he said were local transmission involving Malaysians.
“The five local transmission cases comprised one (person who was) screened at a medical centre in Kuala Lumpur; one case who was initially from Johor but later underwent a pre-operation screening at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Pahang; a referral screening case at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital; another screening case at the same hospital; and a pre-operation screening case at the Tawau Hospital.
“Three cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit and one on ventilator,” he said at a press conference on Covid-19 updates, today.
He also said five more patients recovered as of noon today and the total cumulative recovery cases in the country stood at 8,617 cases or 96.1 percent.
Dr Noor Hisham also said no fatality was recorded today keeping the death toll at 124 or 1.38 percent.