The number of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia hit double digits for the third straight day after 15 cases, 11 of them being local transmissions, were reported today.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative figure of positive cases to 8,815 cases, with 130 of being active cases.
“Of the 15 new cases, four are imported cases who were infected abroad, namely the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Indonesia, involving three Malaysians and one foreigner who was allowed into the country for work purposes.
“Among the 11 local transmissions, 10 are Malaysians while one case involved a foreigner who had been screened at the Immigration Detention Centre in Semujam, Sarawak,” he said at the Covid-19 media briefing today.
On July 19, Malaysia reported 15 new positive cases followed by 21 more yesterday (July 20).
Dr Noor Hisham said seven people had recovered from Covid-19 and were allowed to be discharged from the hospital today.
He added that four patients were being treated at the intensive care, unit with one needing ventilator support
No new death was reported today, and the toll remains at 123.