Malaysia has maintained the two-digit new daily cases after it reported 57 new Covid-19 positive cases as of noon today.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases bring the tally of the Covid-19 infection in the country to 5,482 cases.
A total of 54 patients have recovered and have been discharged as well.
“For the past several days, the number of new daily cases is in a downward trend, which is encouraging,” he told the Covid-19 media conference today.
Dr Noor Hisham said to date, the cumulative number of recovered and discharged patients stood at 3,349 cases or 61.1 percent of the total cases in the country.
“The number of active cases is 2,041 and they have been isolated and are under treatment. Of the 57 new cases, 18 are imported cases by Malaysians who returned from abroad and the other 39 are local transmission,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham said at present, 43 patients are in the intensive care units with 27 needing breathing aid.
With three fatalities today, the death toll stands at 92.
Dr Noor Hisham said since April 3, they detected only 77 positive cases which amounted to 0.97 percent of the total overseas returnees.
He said from the 12,160 returnees, 7,910 individuals were tested and 77 came out positive. He added that their proactive measures to make sure they isolate the cases resulted in early detection and prevention of further infections.
All those who tested positive are quarantined in Melaka (37), Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territories and Putrajaya (32), Sarawak and Johor (3) and Selangor (2).