Malaysia records 10 new positive cases of Covid-19 as of noon today, including seven imported cases involving Malaysians returning from Saudi Arabia.
“Of the three local transmissions, one was a foreign national detainee in Seremban who had undergone screening before being transferred to prison.
“Among Malaysians, meanwhile, one positive case was reported in Kuala Lumpur during pre-surgery screening at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), and this patient has been transferred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital,” Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement on Covid-19 developments today.
The other local transmission was detected in Sabah in which a health worker tested positive during screening upon completion of duty at a quarantine centre in Likas.
Dr Noor Hisham said this latest development brings Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection tally to 8,658 cases, with active cases at 76.
“There are two cases being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with both requiring ventilator support,” he said.
The total number of Covid-19 recoveries is now at 97.7% or 8,461 cases, including 15 cases reported today, he said, adding that the death toll remains at 121 cases or 1.39% of the overall case tally after no new deaths were reported.