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Covid-19: MoH reports five new cases, three involving Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced five new cases today, of which two were local transmissions while three were imported cases.

Of the two local transmissions, one was detected from a foreigner through community screening conducted by the District Health Office, while the other case, found in Selangor, involved a Malaysian who was a family member to patient no. 8,649.

In his daily briefing, health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were three imported cases concerning two Malaysians and one foreigner who had returned from Indonesia, the UK, and New Zealand.

The number of active cases fell to 71 today — the lowest since the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period — with patients already isolated and given treatment.

This is the fifth consecutive day that the number of active cases remained below 100.

The total cases in the country rose to 8,668.

“Eleven patients were discharged today, bringing the total recovered Covid-19 patients to 8,476, or 97.8% of total cases,” he said.

No deaths were recorded for 22 days in a row, keeping the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia at 121, translating into 1.39% of overall cases.

Noor Hisham added two patients were treated in intensive care, with both of them still on ventilators.

According to the ministry, out of 5,804 individuals who have been placed under Home Surveillance Order as of noon today, 414 need to undergo a second Covid-19 screening on the 13th day.

Meanwhile, the remaining 5,390 people were given a Home Release Order after their test results on the 13th day were negative.

“However, this data will be updated from time to time based on the information from the District Health Office and State Health Department,” said Noor Hisham.

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