Malaysia recorded 172 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total to 7,417 cases.
Out of the 172 cases, five are imported cases while 167 are local transmissions, where 159 are non-Malaysians, and only eight are Malaysians, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,323.
Of the local transmissions, 112 were detected at three immigration detention centres.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has assured that the situation at these detention centres is under control and that they are not accessible to the public.
He said another 34 patients had recovered and were discharged today, raising the cumulative figure for recoveries to 5,979, or 80.6 percent of the total number of positive cases.
Eight cases are being treated at intensive care units, where four are in need of ventilators.
No death was recorded today.
“This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 115, or 1.61 percent of the total number of positive cases,” Dr Noor Hisham said during the Health Ministry’s daily briefing on Covid-19.
He revealed that the Ministry of Health expects a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the next two days as it awaits test results of detainees at three Immigration Detention Centres.
“Testing has been done and we are still awaiting the results in the next 24 hours,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
“We foresee that today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow we will see an increase in cases,” he added.
Thus far, 227 positive cases have been detected at three immigration depots.