Covid-19: 6,824 new cases, 67 deaths

On the other hand, 5,251 individuals have recovered from the virus and were discharged as of yesterday

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by TMR FILE

MALAYSIA recorded 6,824 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, quite a drop compared to Saturday’s record 9,020 cases.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said yesterday’s new cases comprised 6,821 local transmission and three imported cases.

“Active cases now stand at 79,523, out of which, 851 have been admitted into the intensive care units where 422 were put on aid,” he said in his daily statistics update.

Yesterday also saw 67 new Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total to 2,796 nationwide.

“The fatalities were in Selangor (15), Johor (12), Sarawak (8), Kedah (6), Negri Sembilan (5), Kelantan (5), Pahang (4), Penang (3), Labuan (3), Melaka (3), Sabah (2) and Kuala Lumpur (1),” Dr Noor Hisham said. He said based on genomic surveillance, a total of 119 cases are categorised under variant of concern (VOC) and variant of interest (VOI).

“Of these, a total of 14 cases were imported from abroad, while another 105 cases were domestic infections.

“Of the 119 cases detected, 104 cases were VOCs and 15 cases were VOIs,” he said. On the other hand, 5,251 individuals have recovered from the virus and were discharged as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, a total of 754 individuals were detained for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 746 individuals were compounded, while eight were remanded.

“Among the offences recorded were failure to wear face masks (168), no physical distancing (145), failure to record personal details before entering a premise (109), carrying more passengers than allowed (74) and others (258),” he said in a statement yesterday.

All 738 individuals who had arrived from international borders on Sunday were sent to quarantine stations nationwide.

Meanwhile, the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) will be implemented in a few areas in Sarawak, Pahang, Perak and Sabah from June 2 till June 15.

Similarly, the EMCO would be extended for 28 areas in Kedah until June 15, while EMCO in two localities in Kelantan was called off yesterday, earlier than the initially scheduled today.