Malaysia recorded 14 new Covid-19 cases today, 11 of which were local transmissions while three were Malaysians infected while abroad.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of cases recorded to 8,718 with 77 active cases to date.
Of those infected locally, eight are foreigners and three Malaysian, with two Malaysians originating from a newly discovered Covid-19 cluster in Kuching, Sarawak.
The other Malaysian was detected through a preoperative screening in Sabah.
As for the foreigners, the eight individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 were close contacts of two detainees held at the Immigration Detention Centre in Sepang, Selangor.
Dr Noor Hisham also said four recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, with today’s figure giving Malaysia a total of 8,519 patients who have beaten Covid-19 or a recovery rate of 97.7 percent of all cases.
No new deaths were registered today, with the overall number of Covid-19 fatalities in Malaysia recorded at 122 to date.
“To date, three Covid-19 positive cases are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and two require assistance breathing,” he said in the ministry’s daily Covid-19 press statement. – MMO