Covid-19: New Cases Climb to 105 Two Days Before Economy Reopens

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New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia shot back into the three-digit range for the first time since April 16 today, nearly all of which were local transmissions.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reported 105 new Covid-19 patients today, bringing the tally of infections in Malaysia to 6,176.

In his daily Covid-19 briefing, the Health D-G also disclosed that just 11 of the new cases were imported, while 94 are locally transmitted.

Sixty of the new Covid-19 cases were detected in areas placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

He said of the total, 38 are foreigners, while the rest are Malaysians.

He added that this brings the number of patients with infectivity to 1,747.

A total of 116 patients made a full recovery and were discharged today, bringing the tally of recovered cases to 4,326, or 70 percent of cumulative cases.

Dr Noor Hisham added that 31 cases are being treated in the ICU, with 12 under ventilator support.

He said no Covid-19-related fatality was recorded as at noon today, with the death toll in Malaysia standing at 103 (or 1.67 percent of cumulative cases).