KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Five new Covid-19 infections have been reported in Malaysia today, along with two recoveries.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the number of infections in Malaysia has now reached 8,734 cases.
“Of this number, 86 are currently active cases. The two recoveries bring the total number of those discharged to 8,526 cases, or 97.6 per cent of all total cases,” he said in a statement this evening.
Of the five cases, one is imported and involves a non-Malaysian who was permitted entry into the country for work-related purposes.
“The remaining four domestic infection cases today also include a non-Malaysian symptomatic case in Kuching, Sarawak.
“The other three are Malaysians and include one discovered during a pre-surgery screening in Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor, and a close contact along with a healthcare worker who was screened while on duty, both in Sarawak,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
At present, five Covid-19 patients are in intensive care units, with one requiring breathing assistance.
No new deaths were reported today, leaving the total number of Covid-19 casualties at 122 cases, or 1.39 per cent of all total cases.