by BERNAMA / pic by BERNAMA
Malaysia continues to record new positive COVID-19 cases in single digit today, with five new cases. Three of them are local transmissions and the other two are imported cases.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said that for the three local transmissions, they involved three Malaysians, namely two pre-surgical screening cases at the Terendak Camp Armed Forces Hospital and one symptomatic screening case at the same hospital.
He said this brought the total number of positive cases to 9,296 and the number of active cases with infectivity to 177.
“Two imported cases were reported in Selangor, having been infected abroad, namely, in the Philippines and Egypt, also involving Malaysians,” he said in a press conference on the development of COVID-19 here today.
He said that there were 16 cases which had recovered from COVID-19 today, bringing the cumulative number of cases that had fully recovered to 8,994 cases (96.8 per cent of the total cases).
“To date, there are eight COVID-19 positive cases being treated in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), of which six cases require respiratory assistance,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham said that there was no increase in COVID-19 related deaths reported today, therefore, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia remained at 125 which is 1.34 per cent of the total number of cases.
Commenting on the Tawar Cluster, he said no new cases were reported today, and the number of positive COVID-19 cases linked to the cluster remained at 73.