Covid-19: 5 New Cases

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Malaysia is back to recording single-digit of new Covid-19 cases, at five, as of noon today, compared to 10 cases yesterday, bringing the total tally of infections in the country to 8,663.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the five cases included three imported cases- involving two Malaysians and one non-Malaysian, who is a permanent resident.

“The remaining two locally transmitted cases, involving Malaysians, were detected from pre-surgery screening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Sabah and a medical centre in Seremban, Negri Sembilan.

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“No locally-transmitted cases involving non-Malaysians reported today,” he said in a statement.

He said the country’s active cases stood at 77 presently.

Dr Noor Hisham added four more patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals today, bringing the current rate of recoveries to 8,465 (97.7% of the total cases).

This is the first time since June 28 there have been more new cases than recoveries.

“Two patients were treated in the intensive care unit and placed on ventilator support.

“No fatalities from the virus were reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as at noon today, keeping the death toll at 121 (1.39%).”

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Dr Noor Hisham also announced today the termination of two Covid-19 clusters that were previously detected in residential areas after the index cases for both clusters were detected following screening conducted on tahfiz students — a high-risk group.

“The Gombak cluster was first reported on May 18 following active case detection measures at a residential quarter in Gombak. Up till July 4, 200 individuals have been screened and five tested positive. All were Malaysians.

“The Cheras flat cluster was first reported on June 1 following active case detection measures at a residential quarter in Cheras. Up till July 4, 144 individuals have been screened and eight tested positive. All but one were Malaysians,” he said.

Yesterday, the Pudu cluster, which emerged following a Covid-19 screening at a construction site was also given a clean bill of health.