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Malaysia records 10 new Covid-19 cases, snaps five-day single-digit streak

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The Ministry of Health reported 10 new Covid-19 cases in the country as at noon today, breaking a five-day streak of single-digit daily new cases. This raised the total number of infected individuals to 8,658.

Of the new cases, seven were imported, all of which involve Malaysians. The remaining three were local transmissions involving two Malaysians and one foreigner, health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today.

Among the three local cases, the foreigner was a detainee in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Dr Noor Hisham said the detainee was tested for Covid-19 before being transferred to jail.

On the two Malaysians, one case was detected through a pre-surgery screening, while the other was a healthcare worker who had ended a stint at a quarantine centre in Likas, Sabah, according to him.

"There are two positive Covid-19 cases who are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Both cases require breathing assistance,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

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