Double-digits five days in a row as downward trend in cases continues


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is continuing its trend of limiting new Covid-19 cases to double-digits, recording 57 more confirmed cases.

It was the fifth day in a row that the number of latest cases amounted to below 100.

With the improving statistics, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah called on Malaysians to target a single digit.

“We have again recorded less than 100 cases. Out of the 57 new cases, 18 are imported cases, which means the number of cases in the community is only 39.

“Clearly, this is due to the effectiveness of the movement control order (MCO). If we can maintain this momentum, we can reduce the number of cases further. Maybe in a week, we can have single digits.

“This is the ministry’s target and it is not impossible. But it all depends on you, the people, to ensure that the MCO is a success, ” he said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 press conference here.

With the 57 new infections, the country’s total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began is now 5,482.

Dr Noor Hisham said 54 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 3,349.

There were also three more Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 92. Dr Noor Hisham said all three had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure.

At present, there are 2,041 active cases being treated at health facilities.

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