KUALA LUMPUR (June 8): Malaysia’s daily new cases of Covid-19 fell to a single digit with seven cases reported as at noon today, from 19 yesterday, bringing the country’s total positive cases to 8,329.

The number of new daily cases announced today is the lowest since March 8, 2020. Currently, there are 1,518 active Covid-19 cases.

Speaking at the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s daily briefing, director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the seven new cases today, two were imported cases from Egypt and India, while the others were local transmissions involving Malaysians.

Out of the five local transmissions, two cases were close contacts of Covid-19 patient No 8,294 in Sepang, one was a workplace screening case in the Bukit Jalil immigration depot cluster, while the other two were in Sabah at the Women and Children Hospital in Likas and Kota Kinabalu, which involved an eight month-old while the other was during a community screening case, respectively.

20 more patients were discharged, bringing total recovered Covid-19 patients to 6,694, said Noor Hisham.

Six Covid-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which one of them was on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also said no new death was reported among the Covid-19 cases. Thus, the country’s death toll remained at 117.

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