MoH reports six Covid-19 cases today, three from new clusters

KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Ministry of Health (MoH) logged six new cases today, of which four were local transmissions involving Malaysians, while two were imported cases involving a Malaysian and a non-citizen who were infected while abroad.

In a statement, its health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said three local transmissions were detected in Selangor while one case was found in Sarawak.

On the breakdown of cases in Selangor, one case was detected through screenings at tahfiz schools, while one case each was detected from the new Hulu Langat Condominium and Bukit Bintang clusters.

Meanwhile, the last locally-transmitted case was found at another new cluster at a construction site in Kuching, Sarawak.

The number of cumulative cases in Malaysia inched up to 8,596.

Active cases fell to 244 from 283 reported yesterday. Patients have already been isolated and are undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, 45 more patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

The current rate of recoveries is at 95.8% (8,231), according to his statement.

No new fatalities have been reported for the 10th straight day, maintaining the Covid-19 death toll in the country at 121 cases, translating into 1.41% of overall cases.

The number of patients in intensive care has also dropped to two, added Dr Noor Hisham.

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