Death toll unchanged as recoveries dwarf new cases

PUTRAJAYA: No new deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, leaving the country’s Covid-19 toll stagnant at 109.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 110 patients were also discharged from hospital, taking total recoveries to 5,223 or 77.47% of all cases.

Meanwhile, 16 new cases were recorded, bringing total infections to 6,742.

“This is the lowest number of new infections recorded of late,” Noor Hisham said in his daily briefing here today.

Thirteen of the new cases were local transmissions and three imported cases. Nine involved foreign workers.

“We hope to continue with this low double-digit figure,” he said.

A total of 1,410 patients continue to receive treatment, with 16 in the intensive care unit and three in need of respiratory assistance.

As of today, he said, 11,470 healthcare workers have been screened, with 65 testing positive for Covid-19.

Noor Hisham noted a drop in Covid-19 cases among severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases in all the ministry’s hospitals.

He also said three new cases were detected among Malaysians returning to the country, with two detected in Putrajaya and the Federal Territories and one in Selangor.

Two new cases were also detected from the security guard cluster in Cheras.

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