10 new Covid-19 cases reported

PETALING JAYA: Ten new Covid-19 cases were reported over the past 24 hours. There were no new deaths.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said seven of the new cases were imported while the other three were local transmissions.

He said there were 15 recoveries, leaving only 76 active cases. The number of patients discharged so far is 8,461 cases.

Two patients are still in the intensive care unit (ICU), with both requiring respiratory assistance.

There were no new deaths, with the toll remaining at 121 for the past two weeks.

All of the seven imported cases involved Malaysians. Meanwhile, the local transmissions involved two Malaysians and one foreigner. The foreigner was a part of the immigration depot screenings in Negeri Sembilan.

One Malaysian has been referred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital. The other was a health officer, previously working at a quarantine centre in Likas, Sabah.

Pudu cluster ends

The ministry also announced that the Pudu cluster had successfully ended.

The cluster was first identified during screenings of workers at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur.

The first positive case was detected on May 10, following the screenings, initiated by the employer.

98 referred to medical tent during Chini by-election

Meanwhile, on the Chini by-election today, Noor Hisham said voters who failed the body temperature screening or showed symptoms would be asked to vote at the allocated medical tents where certain SOPs will be followed.

The voters will then be examined by the medical team for further action. Noor Hisham said 140 health workers were stationed at the 13 voting centres.

As of 3pm today, 98 voters had been referred to the tent. Six had shown symptoms and were allowed to vote from the allocated tent, and one was sent to the nearby clinic for treatment.

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