Covid-19: 60 cases reported Sunday (May 24), bringing total to 7,245, no new deaths (updated)


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  • Sunday, 24 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported 60 more Covid-19 cases on Sunday (May 24), bringing the country’s total infections to 7,245.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that 33 patients had been discharged, which means 5,945 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Out of the 60 new cases, seven were imported cases while the others were local transmissions.

Of the 53 local transmissions, 44 involved foreigners, with 27 of them detected at the Semenyih Immigration detention centre while six cases were detected at the Sepang Immigration Centre.

The six new cases in Sepang are considered to be a new cluster of cases.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 82% of the total number of positive cases.

There are 1,185 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

Nine patients are being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with four on ventilator support.

There were no new deaths recorded, with the country’s death toll at 115 or a rate of 1.15% of all cases.

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