Malaysia recorded only one new Covid-19 case today, the lowest figure since March, bringing the accumulated number of positive cases to 8,640, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new case is an imported one involving a Malaysian returning from abroad.
“The imported case involves a 21-year-old Malaysian who returned from Turkey and has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
“There were no local transmissions among Malaysians today,” he told a press conference this evening.
With this, Dr Noor Hisham said that the total number of active Covid-19 cases is now 141.
He also added that 21 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospital today.
“This brings the total number of recovered cases to 8,375 or 1.4% of the total Covid-19 cases,” he said.
He also said no deaths were recorded for the 17th consecutive day, which leaves the number of Covid-19 fatalities for Malaysia at 121.
“Four patients are currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, of which two have been placed on ventilators,” he added.