17 COVID-19 cases overnight, second lowest since MCO started: Malaysian Health DG

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) – A total of 17 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday, the second-lowest figure recorded since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into force on March 18.

Malaysia Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said six of them were imported cases while 11 more were local transmissions involving non-Malaysians.

“This brings the total of COVID-19 positive cases in the country to 6,872 while the number of infectivity cases is 1,247,” he said at the daily media conference on COVID-19 yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said 73 recoveries were also reported today, bringing the total number of those who have fully recovered and discharged to 5,512 cases. He said 13 COVID-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit, five of whom require ventilators.

Malaysia Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during a press conference. PHOTO: BERNAMA