Covid-19: 68 New Cases, 88 Recoveries

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There have not been any Covid-19 related fatalities reported in the country for two consecutive days, with the death toll remaining at 107 cases or 1.64 percent of the total cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

However, there were 68 new cases reported overnight, a slight rise compared to the day before, with 57 of them involving non-Malaysians, he said.

“This brings the tally in Malaysia to 6,535 cases, with the total number of infectivity cases at 1,564 cases,” he said at the daily Covid-19 media briefing today.

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“Out of the total 68 new cases, 57 cases were among foreigners and they have been isolated and treated.

“There are also four imported cases involving Malaysians returning from abroad, three from the United Kingdom and one from the United States.

Also, another 88 patients have fully recovered and were discharged today, he added.

“As such, the total number of recovery and discharged cases stands at 4,864 patients or 74.43 percent of case tally,” he said.

There were 18 positive Covid-19 cases currently being treated at the ICU, with seven requiring breathing assistance.


Meanwhile, the Pedas Covid-19 cluster in Negri Sembilan involving factory workers has yielded 60 positive cases to date.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cluster was identified on April 5 when a worker fell ill with a fever, cough and flu while complaining of headaches and breathing difficulties.

The worker subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 on April 12, he added.

“Investigations and contact tracing were done and on May 8, 786 were screened and tested for Covid-19. This group comprised the factory workers, their families and close friends of the index case.

“Sixty of them were found positive, 286 negative, while another 440 are waiting for their results,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said seven of the positive cases are Malaysians, while 53 others are non-Malaysians including 25 Nepalese, 18 Bangladeshis, eight Indonesians and two Burmese.

“The cause of the cluster is still under investigation,” he said.