Covid-19: 13 New Cases

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After two days of zero local COVID-19 transmissions, Malaysia recorded five such cases today, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said that out of the 13 new cases reported today, the five local transmissions involved three Malaysians and two foreigners, thus taking the cumulative number of Covid-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 8,696.

“Of the three local transmissions involving Malaysians, two patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) have been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital while one was detected at a workplace screening in Kuala Lumpur.


“As for the two local transmissions among foreigners, they were detected during a screening process at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot prior to being sent back to their home countries,” he said at a Covid-19 press conference today.

He said the other eight were imported cases involving six Malaysians and two permanent residents who were infected abroad.

Meanwhile, 12 patients have recovered and been discharged as of noon today.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 8,511, or 97.9% of the cumulative number of cases.

There are 64 active cases in the country.

Two patients are currently warded in intensive care units and are receiving respiratory support.

No fatalities were reported today, keeping the death toll at 121 or 1.39 per cent of all the total cases.