PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 11 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (June 16), taking the total number of infections in the country to 8,505.
Out of the 11 new cases, one was an imported case involving a returning Malaysian who was infected abroad.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 10 local transmission cases, four were Malaysians.
“Of the four, one case was a pre-surgery screening at the Putrajaya Hospital that was later transferred to Sungai Buloh Hospital, while the three others were close contacts of the 8,453 Covid-19 case in Sarawak.
“The three were family members of the 8,453 case,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
He said of the six foreigners, two were from Kuala Lumpur and the remaining four from Negri Sembilan.
“One of the cases in Kuala Lumpur was a screening before going to work, while the other was part of the Kuala Lumpur Construction Site Cluster 2.
“Three of the cases in Negri Sembilan were part of the Pedas Cluster, while the remaining one was from the cleaning services company cluster,” he said.
He added that for now, there were four Covid-19 positive cases being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, with no cases needing respiratory aid.
“There were also no new deaths related to Covid-19 reported on Tuesday, with the death toll remaining at 121 cases (1.42% of all Covid-19 cases).
“There are now 333 cases which have recovered and were allowed to be discharged on Tuesday, comprising of 307 foreigners and 26 Malaysians,” he said, adding that the cumulative recovered cases discharged from ward was now 7,733 (90.9% of all cases).