Covid-19: 5 New Cases

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Malaysia recorded five recent cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours — three imported and two local transmissions — bringing the total number of cases locally to 8,668.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah explained that the three imported cases involved two Malaysians and one permanent resident returning from abroad.

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He later explained that the trio had returned from New Zealand, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

The other two cases of local transmission, he said, involved a Malaysian in Selangor who is a family member of Case 8,649 and was screened as a close contact.

He said the second local transmission involved a foreign worker who was screened by the district health office as part of a community screening in Kuala Lumpur, before starting work at a restaurant.

Eleven Covid-19 patients have recovered as of noon today, bringing the number of recoveries to 8,476, which is 97.8% of total infections.

To date, two patients are still warded in Intensive Care Units, with both of them requiring breathing assistance, as Dr Noor Hisham added that only 71 active Covid-19 cases remain in treatment.

No deaths were recorded for the 22nd day in a row, as the number of local Covid-19 deaths remains at 121.