COVID-19: 30 new cases, lowest since MCO enforced

by BERNAMA  / pic by BERNAMA

The Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed another 30 new COVID-19 positive cases in the country, the lowest number recorded in a day since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on March 18.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said this brought the total number of cases in the country to date, to 6,383.

He added that 83 COVID-19 patients had recovered and allowed to go home, bringing the cumulative number to 4,567, which is 71.55 per cent of the total number of cases.

“None of the 30 new cases reported were imported. This means these 30 cases were due to local transmission, of which 21 were detected from clusters and localities under the Enhanced Movement Control Order,” he said during the daily press conference on COVID-19  here.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said another patient was reported to have succumbed to the disease today, taking the death toll to 106.

“The 106th death (case number 830) was of a 47-year-old local male. He was admitted to a private hospital on March 15, and transferred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital the next day. He was pronounced dead on May 5 (today) at 2.10 am,” he said.