COVID-19:16 new cases, no deaths – Health D-g

KUALA LUMPUR The total number of active cases with COVID-19 infectivity has continued to drop and the current figure stands at 295 cases, with 16 new cases reported.

 

There were no fatalities reported today, keeping the death toll at 121 or 1.42 per cent of the total number of cases.

 

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cumulative figure for positive cases was 8,572, of which three are imported cases which were infected overseas – two involving Malaysians and one a permanent resident.

 

 

 

“For the 13 local transmissions, nine cases involved non-Malaysians and only four involved Malaysians,” he said in a statement today.

 

Dr Noor Hisham said of the nine cases involving non-Malaysians, six cases were from the Pedas cluster in Negeri Sembilan; two cases were from close contacts with case 8,513 from a cleaning services company cluster in Selangor; and one case was from an individual at the Tawau Temporary Detention Centre in Sabah who underwent screening before being sent back to Indonesia.

 

As for the local transmissions involving four Malaysians, two of them were close contacts with case 8,535 from the Kidurong cluster in Sarawak; one who had just been sent to a lock-up in Melaka and one who underwent a pre-surgery screening at a hospital in Johor.

 

 

He added that 10 patients had recovered and were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,156 cases or 95.1 percent of the case tally.

 

“Currently, three COVID-19 cases are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), but non are in need of ventilator support.” he said.

 

Meanwhile, he reminded the public to get the latest and verified COVID-19 information only from reliable sources.

 

For that, the public can visit the COVID-19 website at http://covid-19.moh.gov.my/, which has gone live since May 5. The website has about 60,000 users thus far and is ranked first in Google’s search engine.

 

“Further information on COVID-19 in the country can also be obtained via the Health Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the MOH’s Health Education Section website,” he explained.

 

He said that until yesterday, statistics from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), there was no increase in the number of new investigation papers opened by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and MCMC in over three weeks.

 

“This shows that there is an increase in awareness among the society on the importance of not sharing fake news,” he said.

 

 

Source: BERNAMA News Agency