Covid-19: Zero local transmissions among Malaysians for second time, says Health DG

PUTRAJAYA (June 22): No Covid-19 local transmissions involving Malaysians were reported today, only the second time this has occurred after the first on June 9, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

He said up to noon today, 15 new cases of infection were recorded, taking the nation’s Covid-19 tally to 8,587 cases.

Of the 15, two were imported cases involving Malaysians who were infected abroad, while all 13 local transmissions involved non-Malaysians.

“As such, the number of COVID-19 active cases stands at 289. They have been isolated and given treatment,” he said at the COVID-19 media briefing here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said another 21 patients have recovered and were discharged today, which takes the number of recoveries to 8,177 cases or 95.2 percent of the case tally.

As for new cases involving foreigners, Dr Noor Hisham said one of them was detected through pre-surgery screening done at Selayang Hospital in Selangor, while 12 more were from the Pedas cluster in Negeri Sembilan.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, two COVID-19 positive cases were being treated at the intensive case unit (ICU) while there were no patients who require respiratory aid.

Also, no fatalities were reported today, which meant the death toll remains at 121 or 1.41 percent of the case tally.

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