Covid-19: 20 New Cases

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Malaysia recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today, bringing the nationwide tally to 7,877 so far. Today is also the 11th consecutive day without deaths.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the death toll was also kept at 115 which translated to fatality rate of 1.46 percent.

He said of the new cases, 15 were imported.

“Out of the 20 new cases today, there were only five local transmissions involving two Malaysians and three non-citizens,” he said.

He said out of the two locals, the first was a cook who was detected with symptoms at the Labuan ferry terminal after he had returned from Beaufort, Sabah, while the second was linked to the Pedas cluster in Negri Sembilan.

There are 1,262 active cases which have been isolated and given treatment.

In terms of recoveries, Malaysia discharged 66 patients as of noon.

Dr Noor Hisham said this meant that the number of those discharged exceeded new cases recorded. So far 6,470 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in the country.

The rate of Covid-19 recovery in Malaysia stands at 82.14 percent out of the total number of positive cases.

A total of six patients are also being treated at ICUs, with two of them requiring ventilators.

MMO

Malaysia has entered its fifth and what is expected to be the final phase under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) today where people are instructed to stay at home and movement is restricted.

The CMCO is the tapering phase of the Movement Control Order that was instituted on March 18 and has been extended to June 9.