Covid-19: 68 new cases, death toll remains at 107


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 68 more Covid-19 cases on Friday (May 8), bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 6,535.

Out of the 68 cases, four were imported cases while the rest are local transmissions, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing.

Of the 64 local cases, 57 involved foreigners.

There are currently 17 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with seven on ventilator support.

Malaysia also discharged 88 more patients in the same 24-hour span, which means 4,864 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 74.43% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are 1,564 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

There no new deaths reported, which means the country's death toll is now 107.

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