New cases fall to 9

PUTRAJAYA: The number of new Covid-19 cases today fell to a single digit with nine new cases detected, bringing the total number of infections to 8,840, the health ministry revealed.

Of the nine new cases, three were imported cases, comprising a Malaysian and two foreigners.

The six local transmissions comprised four Malaysians and two foreigners.

One of the foreigners tested positive prior to being released from a prison in Sabah, while the other tested positive before he was transferred to an immigration depot in Kelantan.

Of the four Malaysians, three were from three different clusters and one at the general hospital in Sarawak.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said eight recoveries were also recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of those discharged to 8,574.

A total of 143 patients are still being treated.

Noor Hisham also said to date, five patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with two cases needing respiratory assistance.

No new casualties were recorded, leaving the death toll at 123.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said nine new clusters were under control and there was no need to enforce the movement control order or enhanced movement control order.

“The clusters we have identified are under control. For now, we are carrying out contact tracing,” he said at a press conference.

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