Dr Noor Hisham: Seven new Covid-19 cases, three involved local transmission among Malaysians

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaking at the Covid-19 media briefing in Putrajaya July 3, 2020. — Bernama pic
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaking at the Covid-19 media briefing in Putrajaya July 3, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Malaysia today recorded seven new Covid-19 cases of which three cases were transmitted locally.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the three cases involving Malaysians were detected through pre-operation testing in Sabah hospitals — two at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, and one at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Likas.

This brings the total number of infected patients nationwide so far to 8,904, with 179 active cases.

As for the remaining four imported cases, one infection was reported each from Pakistan, Russia, Australia, and Indonesia.

He said there were no new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, with the toll remaining at 124.

“There are also no patients being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU),” he said during the tri-weekly press conference at the ministry’s complex in Putrajaya.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said one patient has recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,601.

There were also no new cases reported in the 23 active clusters today.

The health director-general reminded Malaysians about the high number of global Covid-19 infections and urged the public to continue adhering to the SOPs under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

He also reminded them that face masks will be mandatory in public places from Aug 1.

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