Malaysia records 20 new Covid-19 cases, with no deaths again today

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks at a press conference in Putrajaya June 1, 2020. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks at a press conference in Putrajaya June 1, 2020. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Malaysia today recorded 20 new positive Covid-19 cases, out of which 15 cases were people who were infected abroad.

In his daily Covid-19 media briefing today, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 20 new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 7,877 to date.

“The death toll remains unchanged for the 11th consecutive day, keeping the death toll at 115.

“Out of the 20 new cases today, there were only five local transmissions involving two Malaysian and three non-citizens,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham added that 66 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 6,470.

Of the two new infection cases involving Malaysians, Dr Noor Hisham said one was detected at the Labuan Ferry terminal while the other was reported from the Pedas, Negri Sembilan cluster which started from an outbreak at a chicken farm in April. 

He said the total number of patients who have recovered is 6,470, while 1,262 patients are still undergoing treatment. 

“Only six patients are admitted to the intensive care unit, with two on ventilators,” he said. 

Dr Noor Hisham said with the number of local transmission dropping to single-digit, the government may decide to gradually open most sectors. 

“If local cases remain low, more sectors can be reopened, but we still need to monitor and ensure all SOPs are adhered to. 

“Our concern is foreign workers... we must ensure they observe all the guidelines set. It has been decided at the National Security Council meeting today that there will be one existing task force that will look into SOP compliance among foreign workers,” he said, adding that this was important to break the Covid-19 chain of infection in the country. 

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