Covid-19: New Cases Drop to 54, over 3,000 Recovered

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Third time this week and second straight day that new infections have remained in the double digits.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that 54 Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) positive cases were recorded as of noon today.

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This brings the national total number of accumulated positive cases to 5,305.

He said there are currently 2,115 active cases, where patients are isolated and currently being treated.

“The number of recovered cases is 135 today, and they have been discharged.

“That brings the total accumulated recovery number to 3,102 or 58.5 percent,” said Dr Noor Hisham during the Ministry of Health daily press conference.

Forty-nine patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 26 cases needing respiratory assistance.

Two more deaths were also reported, bringing the toll to 88.


One of the deaths was a 60-year-old Malaysian man who had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes, while the other was a 36-year-old Myanmar man who came in late for treatment.