New cases remain at two digits, 70 recoveries, one death – Health DG

by BERNAMA / pic by BERNAMA

Forty new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Malaysia, among the lowest recorded since the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture).

He said 31 of the new cases were foreigners and there were no imported cases.

“The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia now stands at 6,819 and 1,356 are active cases with infectivity,” he said at a daily news conference on COVID-19 here today.

He said 16 cases are still being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with four requiring ventilator support.

He said 70 cases had recovered and were discharged today, bringing the cumulative figure for recoveries to 5,351 or 78.5 per cent of the total number of cases.

Another COVID-19 fatality was reported, bringing the death toll to 112, he added.