Seven new Covid-19 cases; eight patients in intensive care

Seven new Covid-19 cases; eight patients in intensive care

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry recorded seven new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the cumulative tally of infections in the country to 9,274.

Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total, five are local transmissions detected in Sarawak involving three foreigners and two Malaysians.

Meanwhile, two new imported cases were detected in Kuala Lumpur involving Malaysians returning from the Philippines and the United States.

“Six patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of people recovered from the virus to 8,965.

“A total of 184 active cases are still being treated at healthcare facilities around the country.

“Eight cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units, of which five require breathing assistance,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement today.

The country’s Covid-19 death toll, he said, remains at 125.

Dr Noor Hisham also provided updates on the Tawar cluster, which did not record any new case over the past 24 hours.

“To date, a total of 3,436 people in Kedah, Penang and Perak related to the cluster have been screened for Covid-19.

“Of the total, 65 in Kedah and Penang tested positive, while the tests for 2,910 others came back negative.

“The ministry is still waiting for the Covid-19 screening results for 461 individuals,” he added.

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