Covid-19: Only Seven New Cases

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Malaysia has seven new Covid-19 cases today, marking the lowest number of new infections in nearly three months since the movement control order (MCO) started in March.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said all seven new cases involved Malaysians, adding that two of them were returnees from Egypt and India while the others were local transmissions.


“Two cases of close contact to Covid-19 positive cases at Sepang, Selangor,” he said in his daily health briefing, referring to Case 8,294.

One case was detected during a workplace screening from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot cluster.

Two cases were detected in Sabah; one during a pre-surgical screening at the Women’s Hospital and Children of Sabah in Likas, which involved an eight-month-old while the other was during a community screening case in Kota Kinabalu.

The new cases raised the total number of active cases to 1,518.

Twenty patients were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries since the outbreak began to 6,694 or 80.4 percent.

Six patients were currently in the ICU, with one placed on ventilator support.

There were no fatalities recorded today and the cumulative death toll stays at 117 cases or 1.4 percent of the overall cases.