Covid-19: Just 17 New Cases, but Public Health Worker Dies

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Second lowest number of new cases since MCO started.

A total of 17 new Covid-19 cases were reported today, the second-lowest figure recorded since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into force on March 18.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said six of them were imported cases while 11 more were local transmissions involving non-Malaysians.


“This brings the total of Covid-19 positive cases in the country to 6,872 while the number of infectivity cases is 1,247,” he said at the daily media conference on Covid-19 today.

Dr Noor Hisham said 73 recoveries were also reported today, bringing the total number of those who have fully recovered and discharged to 5,512 cases or 80.2 percent.

He said 13 Covid-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit, five of whom require ventilators.

One new Covid-19 fatality was recorded as of noon today, bringing the death toll in Malaysia to 113 (1.64 percent of cumulative cases).

Case 113 (or Covid-19 case-6,856) was a Malaysian woman, aged 53, and a Health Ministry personnel in Sabah, with a history of lung cancer and high blood pressure.