PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (July 19), bringing the total number of infections to 8,779 cases.
Eleven cases were local transmissions, while four cases were imported.
Of the 11 locally transmitted cases, eight involved Malaysians while three involved non-citizens, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Of the locally infected cases involving Malaysians, five were recorded in Sarawak and one each in Selangor, Sabah, and Johor.
Dr Noor Hisham also said seven patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, with a total of 8,553 patients discharged since the Covid-19 outbreak began.
There are currently 103 active cases that are being treated at the country’s health facilities.
Two patients are being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) with one of them on ventilator support.
There was one death reported on Sunday, with the death toll now at 123.
The latest death involved a 72-year-old man with the history of chronic high-blood pressure and stroke.
He was referred to Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom (HEBHK) in Kluang on July 17 and died on the same day.