No local Covid-19 cases for second day running

PUTRAJAYA: No local Covid-19 infections were reported for the second consecutive day, although six imported cases brought the total number of cases to 8,683.

In a statement today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 13 patients had recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,499, or 97.8% of total cases.

This means that the number of active cases is currently 63.

Two patients were currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with one of them requiring respiratory assistance.

No new Covid-19-related deaths were reported, with the death toll remaining at 121.

The imported cases comprised five Malaysians and one permanent resident who had returned from Indonesia, Singapore and Egypt.

Noor Hisham said the Kuala Lumpur cleaning company cluster has officially ended after completing its 28-day monitoring period without any additional cases.

The cluster only recorded four positive cases, all of them Indonesians.

He said the health ministry has also identified 15 clusters that were workplace clusters, of which only four were currently active.

These clusters have recorded 722 positive cases collectively, of which 600 are foreigners and 122 are Malaysians.

A majority of the cases involving foreigners comprised Bangladeshis, Nepalis and Indonesians.

“For industries that utilise a lot of manpower, including migrant workers, employers must ensure that their workers comply with the set SOPs and take precautionary measures at the workplace.

“Employers must also monitor their employees to ensure they are adhering to the guidelines,” he said.

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