COVID-19: Five new cases involving four local transmissions


Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, four of which are local transmissions and one imported case.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said this brings the cumulative figure of cases to 8,734, with the number of active cases with infectivity now stood at 86.

He said the imported case involved a foreigner allowed to enter Malaysia for work purposes.

“For local transmission cases, one is a citizen screened as symptomatic in Kuching, Sarawak who has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital for treatment.

“Of the three other cases, one is detected during pre-surgery screening at Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor, while the two others are detected in Sarawak during the screening of close contact to case 8,732, and the screening of healthcare workers at a medical centre, respectively,” he said in a statement here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said no deaths were recorded today and the death toll due to the disease in Malaysia remained at 122.

He said two cases had recovered and discharged today, bringing the cumulative number for recoveries to  8,526, or 97.6 per cent of the total number of cases.

Five positive cases are still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, with one requiring ventilator support, he added.