No COVID-19 related deaths for 22 straight days, says Malaysian Health DG

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) – Malaysia has remained firmly on track in its fight against COVID-19 by going 22 consecutive days without registering any deaths since June 15, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the death toll remains at 121, or 1.39 per cent of the total number of positive cases.

Five new cases were reported yesterday, bringing the cumulative figure to 8,668, with 71 active cases, he added.a

“Three of the five new cases are imported, who were infected overseas, involving two Malaysians and one non-citizen (permanent resident), while the other two cases are local transmissions,” he said at a COVID-19 news conference yesterday.

On the two local transmission cases, he said one was a foreigner who was detected during community screening by the District Health Office in Kuala Lumpur.

The other case involved a Malaysian who was detected during close contact screening of a positive case (Case 8,649), he added.

Malaysian Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during the press conference. PHOTO: BERNAMA