11 new Covid-19 cases, only 1 local infection

PETALING JAYA: Eleven new Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry today, bringing the total number of cases to 9,317. All but one were imported.

In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said eight patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 9,038.

This leaves the number of active cases at 154. Eight are in the intensive care unit, with six requiring respiratory assistance.

No deaths were reported, with the toll remaining at 125.

Noor Hisham said there was only one local infection today, with 10 imported cases involving six Malaysians and four foreigners.

Eight of them had returned from India, while one each returned from Indonesia and Qatar.

The local infection involved a Malaysian who was detected in pre-operation screening at Sarawak General Hospital.

Noor Hisham said the ministry had been informed of three positive cases at the Terendak army camp hospital in Melaka, of which two were detected in pre-op screenings and one after displaying symptoms.

He said active case detection was ongoing, with 109 individuals already identified as close contacts and awaiting their test results.

“Close contact screening and on-field activity are ongoing. We will update on the current situation from time to time,” he said.

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