Covid-19: 3 New Cases

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Three Covid-19 infections were detected today, but no Malaysians were involved in the local transmission of the disease, the Health Ministry reports today. 

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the three new cases involved a Malaysian who returned from abroad, and two foreigners in the country.

“One case is from the Bukit Bintang cluster and the other case is from a screening at a lock up in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,” he said in a statement.

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Noor Hisham said the tally of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 8,643.

Sixty-two more patients recovered over the last 24 hours, as the number of active cases dipped below 100 with 85 cases.

A total of 8,437 or 97.6% if total cases has recovered and been discharged.

Only two patients remain in the ICU, with both still requiring breathing assistance.

No new deaths were registered for the 18th straight day, as the local mortality rate remained at 1.4% with 121 deaths.