Covid-19: 5 New Cases

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Malaysia has recorded five new Covid-19 cases today with all of them being imported, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The latest imported cases bring the total number of positive cases in the country to 9,240, Dr Noor Hisham added.

“One imported case involving a foreigner from Bangladesh was reported in Selangor while four cases were reported in Sarawak, involving two locals and two foreigners,” he said in a statement posted on the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page today.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were still 183 active Covid-19 cases in the country, including seven patients currently receiving treatment in intensive care units, with four of them requiring intubation.

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“On the other hand, seven patients have successfully recovered and were discharged from hospitals today, with the total number of recovered cases in the country now at 8,932, or 96.67 percent of all cases reported.”

The country’s death toll remains at 125 or 1.35 percent of total positive cases, with no new deaths reported today.

Meanwhile, a new Covid-19 cluster has been identified in Alam in Bintulu, Sarawak.

The four positive cases identified were shipmates and they were found positive following screening activities that were done on five of the ship’s crew that were symptomatic of the virus.

Dr Noor Hisham added that two of the positive cases were Malaysians while the other two are foreigners, and their infections have been classified as import cases.