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Covid-19: 78 new cases, 63 recovered, one death

PUTRAJAYA (May 22): A total of 78 new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded today, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 7,137, with 1,163 active infectivity cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the 78 new cases, 25 were imported cases and 53 were local infections.

“Of the 53 local infections, 40 involve non-Malaysians with 25 of them detected at the Immigration Depot in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur,” he told a daily media conference on Covid-19 here today.

He said there were 63 recoveries today, bringing the total of those who have recovered from Covid-19 and discharged from hospital to 5,859 cases (82.1%).

One death was reported today, bringing the cumulative number of death due to Covid-19 in the country to 115 or 1.61% of the total cases, he added.

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