by BERNAMA / pic by BERNAMA
Malaysia recorded only five new positive COVID-19 cases today to mark a five-day stretch for the country with single-digit new cases.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said all the cases involved Malaysians with three of them being imported cases due to infections among people who returned from overseas.
“The two local transmissions involved Malaysians who were detected from pre-referral screenings at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. No non-Malaysian cases were reported today,” he said at a media conference on COVID-19 pandemic here today.
Dr Noor Hisham said the five new cases recorded today bring the total COVID-19 positive cases to 8,648 and the number of active cases are now at 81.
Nine patients have recovered and discharged, bringing the cumulative recoveries to 8,446 cases, thus putting Malaysia’s recovery rate at 97.7 per cent which is almost reaching 100 per cent.