COVID-19: New cases back down to two figures, 80% recovered – Dr Noor Hisham


The number of new COVID-19 positive cases dropped back to two digits today with 19, nine of them involving Malaysians.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said after 13 consecutive days of no COVID-19 related deaths, there was one reported today, with the cumulative number being 116, or 1.4% of the total number of cases.

He said seven out of the 19 cases today were imported.

“Of the 12 locally transmitted cases, three are non-citizens and nine are Malaysians.

“This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 8,266 cases. Therefore, the number of active COVID-19 cases with infectivity is 1,540. They have been isolated and are receiving treatment,” he said during a COVID-19 press conference here today.

Meanwhile, 51 cases have recovered and allowed to be discharged, he said, adding that this took the cumulative number of those recovered to 6,610, which is 80% of the total number of cases.