Covid-19: 5 New Cases

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Five new Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry today, pushing the total number of infected patients nationwide so far to 8,734, with 86 active cases.

Out of the new cases, one was an imported case involving a non-citizen allowed to enter the country for work.

Four were domestic infections. One involved a foreigner from Sarawak and three were Malaysians.


The foreigner was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital, said health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today.

The three cases among Malaysians involved one pre-operation patient from Selangor and two patients from Sarawak.

One of the patients in Sarawak was a close contact to a positive Covid-19 case (case No. 8,732) and one was a health worker at a medical facility.

Two patients have recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,526 or 97.6 percent of all total cases.

Five patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with one requiring respiratory assistance.

There was no new Covid-19-related death. The death toll remains at 122.