Malaysia hits lowest new daily Covid-19 cases since MCO, with just 16 patients and zero deaths

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on his way to give a press conference on Covid-19 in MOH, Putrajaya, May 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on his way to give a press conference on Covid-19 in MOH, Putrajaya, May 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Malaysia recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases today, the lowest number since the movement control ordered (MCO) was issued on March 18.

The previous record was on May 5, when there were 30 new Covid-19 cases.

Prior to today, Malaysia had undergone a steady climb in new cases since May 5.

In his daily press briefing, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also revealed that there are 110 new Covid-19 recovery cases today, with a cumulative case of 5,223 or 77.5 per cent of total Covid-19 cases.

There was also zero deaths from Covid-19 announced.

Out of the 16 new cases today, nine are foreigners while the rest are locals. Three cases out of the 16 are also imported cases.

Today’s tally of new cases contributes to the 6,742 cases in total, however with only 1,410 active cases.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of Phase 5 of the MCO, now called conditional MCO (CMCO), until June 9.