Covid-19: Five new cases, four recoveries, no death

Modified 5 Jul 2020, 3:53 pm

CORONAVIRUS | Malaysia recorded five new Covid-19 cases today, three of which were imported.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, said the three imported cases involved two Malaysians and a non-citizen with permanent resident status.

"Two local transmissions involved Malaysians from pre-surgery screenings," he said.

He said one of the local transmission cases was discovered at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Sabah and another at a medical centre in Seremban.

The new infections put the cumulative total cases at 8,663.

Noor Hisham also reported that four Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total recoveries to 8,465 or 97.7 percent of total cases.

The latest cases were for the last 24 hours up until noon today.

He said 77 patients are still under treatment, of which two are in the intensive care unit (ICU). Both require ventilators to breathe.

No new death was reported, maintaining the death toll at 121.

In a related development, Noor Hisham said two more Covid-19 clusters, one involving a residential area in Gombak and another involving a Cheras apartment, have now been resolved.

For the Gombak cluster which was first discovered on May 18, 200 people were screened and five were found to be positive.

For the Cheras apartment cluster which was discovered on June 1, 114 people were screened and eight were found to be positive.

Noor Hisham reiterated for Malaysians to avoid crowded places, confined spaces, and close conversations which he referred to as the "3Cs", as a precaution against Covid-19.

He also reminded Malaysians to wash their hands with soap, wear a face mask in public, and heed warnings from the Health Ministry, referred to as the "3Ws".