PUTRAJAYA (May 7): The fight against Covid-19 in Malaysia has continued to show positive signs with a further 74 recovered patients being discharged, which is almost double the 39 new cases reported as of noon today, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the cumulative number of patients who have recovered and been discharged is 4,776, or 73.9% of the 6,467 positive cases detected so far.
He said the number of active Covid-19 cases now stands at 1,584, and they have been isolated for treatment.
"Of the 39 new cases reported today, one was an imported case. This means there were 38 local infections, including eight detected at clusters and localities under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO)," he told a daily Covid-19 press conference here today.
Noor Hisham said 19 cases were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with eight of them requiring ventilator support.
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