PUTRAJAYA: Only 15 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, a sharp decrease from the three-digit figures reported in the past two days, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has announced.
No new casualties were also reported, leaving the death toll at 115 people since the deadly virus’ outbreak in the country.
Of the 15 new cases, six were imported cases, while nine were local transmissions, involving four foreigners.
A total of 42 patients have recovered, with 1,421 still being treated at hospitals nationwide.
Eight patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with four cases needing respiratory assistance.
Noor Hisham also revealed that four new cases were detected in three clusters nationwide, with two recorded at the Setia Alam construction site and one each at the immigration depot in Bukit Jalil and Pudu.
To date, 383 foreigners at the Bukit Jalil, Semenyih and Sepang depots had tested posited for Covid-19.
Noor Hisham said the ministry was still probing the source of the infection at these depots.
“We can’t pinpoint the source just yet.”
He said that six returnees also tested positive for the pandemic, four of whom flew back from Egypt, and one each from the United Kingdom and Pakistan.
Noor Hisham went on to say that according to the World Health Organization, 5.5 million people had tested positive for Covid-19 as of May 26. The virus has also claimed 348,610 lives.
Malaysians, he said, made up 0.14% of the number of cases worldwide.
“The pandemic is becoming more serious and it is far from over.”
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