PUTRAJAYA: Eighteen new Covid-19 cases were recorded today, the bulk of whom involved foreign nationals.
In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases included four imported cases, comprising three Malaysians and a foreigner.
The other 14 new cases were local infections, all of which involved foreign nationals in Negeri Sembilan (9), Selangor (2), Sabah (2) and Kuala Lumpur (1).
They brought the total number of infections recorded to date to 8,634.
A total of 10 people have also recovered, bringing the total number of patients who have been cured and discharged to 8,318 (96.3%).
Noor Hisham said 195 people were still being treated with two patients being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) but none of them required respiratory assistance.
There were no new deaths, keeping the death toll at 121.
Of the new local infections, Noor Hisham said the nine cases in Negeri Sembilan were detected during repeat screening of those in the Pedas cluster.
“They were already under quarantine as they had been exposed to a positive case before this. Until June 28, a total of 957 people (from this cluster) had been screened.”
Of this, 326 people (34.1%) tested positive with foreign nationals accounting for 312 cases (95.7%).
The two cases in Selangor were detected from screenings at the Sepang Immigration Depot Cluster.
The two cases in Sabah involved a prisoner who was screened prior to being released and an individual who was showing Severe Respiratory Acute Infection (SARI) symptoms while seeking treatment at a government clinic.
The lone case in KL was detected during screening at a construction site.
To date, Noor Hisham said a total of 60,298 foreign nationals had been screened for Covid-19 in the country.
Of that number, 2,575 (4.3%) tested positive, 57,441 (95.3%) tested negative while 282 (0.4%) are still awaiting results.
Of those who tested positive, 105 are still being treated.
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