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A further 140 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in Malaysia and were discharged today, raising the cumulative figure for recoveries to 7,873, or 92.5 per cent of the total number of positive cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture).
He said as at noon today, 10 new cases were reported, taking the total number of cases to 8,515.
“As such, the number of active cases with infectivity is 521. They have been isolated and given treatment,” he told a news conference on COVID-19 here today.
Dr Noor Hisham said all the new cases were local transmissions, seven involving Malaysians and the rest foreigners.
For the cases involving Malaysians, four were detected in the Kuala Selangor Senior Citizens Cluster, one from a tahfiz centre screening, one from Sarawak who is a family member of case 8,453, and one from Sabah who was a close contact of the 120th death, he added.
For the cases involving foreigners, one was detected in Kuala Lumpur and is a close contact of case 8,455, one is a detainee at the Academy of Immigration Malaysia in Port Dickson who was transferred from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot and one is a pre-surgery screening case at the Sabah Women and Children Hospital.
Dr Noor Hisham said only four COVID-19 cases were still being treated at the Intensive Care Unit but none required ventilator support.
He said no fatalities were reported today, keeping the death toll at 121, or 1.42 per cent of the total number of cases.