Covid-19: 70 New Cases, One Death

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Malaysia continues to record more Covid-19 recoveries than new cases, with 88 patients being discharged in the past 24 hours compared to 70 new infections, said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Of the new cases, 31 involved foreigners.

The new infections also bring the total number of cases to 6,726.

The number of active cases is 1,504.

In his daily Covid-19 briefing, Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed that 13 of the new cases were imported while the remaining 57 were of local transmission with one case detected within an EMCO locality.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 5,113 or 76% of the total Covid-19 cases.

Twenty patients are being treated in intensive care units, with seven requiring respiratory support.

One death was reported over the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 109 or 1.62 percent of the total accumulative cases reported to date.

The latest death was a 63-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes and liver cancer who died at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.