Two new Covid-19 cases recorded as of noon today, bringing the tally of cumulative cases in Malaysia to 8,639.
According to Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, both cases are Malaysian, with one being a local transmission, and the other an imported case.
“The locally-transmitted case was detected during pre-surgery screening at Kota Belud Hospital in Sabah; while the other is an individual who returned from abroad,” he said in a statement today.
The number of active cases stands at 164.
Meanwhile, 20 more patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the rate of recovery to 96.7% (8,354 cases).
Four patients are being treated in the intensive care unit, with one on ventilator support.
No fatality from the virus was reported as at noon today, keeping the death toll at 121 (1.4%).