Covid-19: 16 new cases, no fatality

Health DG says of the 16 newly reported cases, 3 of them are imported cases involving 2 locals and a non-citizen permanent resident

by AZALEA AZUAR/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

THE total number of active cases of Covid-19 has continued to drop and the current figure stands at 295 cases, with 16 new cases (at press time) reported.

Health DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said, of the 16 newly reported cases, three of them were imported cases involving two Malaysians and a non-citizen permanent resident.

No fatality was reported yesterday, keeping the death toll at 121 or 1.42% of the total number of cases. The cumulative figure for positive cases was 8,572.

“For the 13 local transmissions, nine cases involved non-Malaysians and only four involved Malaysians,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Of the nine cases involving foreigners, two cases from Selangor were from the cleaning company cluster which they both had close contact with a Covid-19 positive case (case No 8,513), six cases from Negri Sembilan were from the Pedas cluster and one case from Sabah.

“As for today, three positive Covid-19 cases are currently being treated in the intensive care unit. None of the patients require a respiratory machine,” Dr Noor Hisham said yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said 10 patients recovered and were allowed to be discharged, which brought the cumulative figure to 8,156 cases or 95.1% of the total cases.

Currently, states that have been authorised as green zones include Penang, Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Putrajaya and Federal Territory Labuan.

Due to the Pedas cluster, Rembau is the only red zone with 44 active cases.

Meanwhile, with Malaysians being more aware of the dangers of spreading fake news, the statistics from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) revealed that there had not been any increase of new investigations by the Royal Malaysia Police and MCMC within the past three weeks.