COVID-19: 33 new cases, 17 local transmissions


Thirty-three new positive cases of COVID-19, including three local transmissions involving Malaysians, were reported today as Malaysia entered the third day of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said this brought the total number of positive cases to 8,402, with 1,115 being active cases with infectivity.

“Of the 33 new cases reported, 16 are imported ones who were infected overseas while 17 are local transmissions, 14 of whom are foreigners and three are Malaysians,” he said at a daily COVID-19 press conference here today.

He said the three infected Malaysians were detected during screening of a contact of a patient (Case 7,735) in Kuala Lumpur, screening at a tahfiz centre in Selangor and community screening in relation to the 119th death.

Dr Noor Hisham said one more fatality was reported, raising the death toll to 119, or 1.42 per cent of the total number of cases.