Covid-19: 3 New Cases

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Malaysia today reported three new Covid-19 cases, all of them imported, said Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

It is the second time this month with no local transmissions. The first was on July 1, when there was one imported infection.

Five coronavirus patients were discharged as of noon today, bringing total recoveries to 8,486, or 97.8% of the country’s overall cases.

The fresh cases today take the national total to 8,677, of which 70 are active cases.

“To date, two Covid-19 positive cases are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and one requires assistance breathing,” he said.

No new deaths were recorded, keeping the death toll at 121.

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Meanwhile, the country’s largest and deadliest Covid-19 cluster, the Sri Petaling ‘tabligh’ gathering cluster, has officially ended.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cluster was first detected on March 11 and infected a total of 3,375 individuals who attended the four-day tabligh gathering held at the Seri Petaling Mosque, as well as their family members.

He said the positive cases reported from the cluster were detected a week after the gathering had ended; namely, Case 131 and 135.

“As of July 8, a total 42,023 samples were taken from the cluster, with 3,375 individuals testing positive for Covid-19 (38.9%).

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“A total of 3,341 individuals have recovered while 34 deaths were recorded from the cluster,” he said.