Covid-19: Malaysia reports 36 new cases today, with majority again involving non-citizens

KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed 36 new cases today, bringing the cumulative cases in Malaysia to 6,855.

Of the 36 new cases, 28 involved foreign nationals, accounting for 78%.

From 36 new cases reported today, 15 of them were detected in Kuala Lumpur, 14 in Selangor, five in Pahang, while Melaka and Negeri Sembilan both recorded one case each.

Meanwhile, the number of active cases, which carry high transmission risk, dropped to 1,304 from 1,356 reported yesterday.

The number of recoveries climbed to 5,439 after 88 patients were discharged today, according to a statement by health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Total recoveries represent 79.3% of overall Covid-19 cases.

So far, 14 patients were being treated in intensive care unit, with five needing respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, no fatalities were reported to the MoH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) today, keeping the death count at 112 cases, which reflects a 1.63% mortality rate.

Malaysia remains the fourth country in Southeast Asia with the highest number of confirmed infections.

Singapore still topped the list with 26,891 cases followed by Indonesia (16,496), and the Philippines (12,091).

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