Covid-19 update: 50 new cases, 90 recoveries, no new deaths


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 50 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday (May 21), bringing the country’s total infections to 7,059.

Out of the 50 cases, 34 involved detainees at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot.

“They have been under detention at the depot before the movement control order (MCO) was implemented on March 18, ” Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing Thursday evening (May 21).

On the new Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot cluster, he said 645 people had been tested so far as of 12pm on May 21.

“From the sample results, 35 positive cases have been detected, 400 are negative while 210 are still pending, ” he added.

From the 35 cases, 17 are Myanmar nationals, 15 are from India, and one each from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Egypt.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 90 more patients had been discharged, which means 5,796 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 82.1% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are only 1,149 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

Ten patients are currently being treated in intensive care units (ICU) with seven on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced zero new deaths, which means the death toll remained at 114.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Form RCI to investigate littoral combat ship fiasco, urges Umno Youth
Water tank bursts in Ketereh school, several students injured
Cops seize drugs worth over RM1mil, six arrested in KL
Second successive symposium on industrial tree plantation in Sabah
Overseas travel will be easier soon with relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, says Dr Wee
Johor cops arrest man for crashing into seven cars under influence of alcohol
Peter Anthony acquitted of money laundering, CBT charges
Bring those responsible for LCS scandal to justice, says Sik MP
Newly-launched NIH complex a benchmark for health sector to benefit the people, says King
I want my RM19mil back, says witness in undersea tunnel case

Others Also Read