Malaysia records 47 new COVID-19 cases

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Forty-seven new COVID-19 cases were reported in Malaysia yesterday, of which 45 were local transmissions and two imported cases, said Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the 45 local transmissions comprised 28 Malaysians and 17 foreigners while the two imported cases involved foreigners from Maldives (one case in Kuala Lumpur) and Morocco (one case in Selangor).

He said with the 47 new cases yesterday, the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases now was 9,915, with 591 active cases. “So far, nine patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with four needing respiratory assistance.

“Seven patients have recovered, taking the cumulative total number of recoveries to 9,196 cases,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said no fatalities were reported yesterday and the death toll remains at 128.