Covid-19: 33 new cases, death toll now at 119

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 33 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (June 12), taking the total number of infections to 8,402 cases.

Out of the 33, 16 were imported cases involving returning Malaysians who are infected from abroad.

Of the 17 local transmission cases, three were Malaysians.

One is a close contact of a positive case (patient 7,735) in Kuala Lumpur and another was detected from health screenings conducted on tahfiz schools in Selangor, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) announced at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing on Friday (June 12) evening.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 103 cases have been discharged, which means 7,168 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 85.3% out of the total number of positive cases.

There are now 1,115 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.

Currently, there are four patients treated at intensive care units (ICU) and none are on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced one more fatality, which takes the death toll to 119 cases.

The death was of an 85-year-old woman who passed away at her home on June 11.

Her body was taken to the Keningau Hospital in Sabah, where subsequent tests conducted on the deceased revealed that she was Covid-19 positive.

The third Malaysian local transmission case was discovered following a screening of those related to this death case.

Malaysia is in its third day of the recovery movement control order (MCO) which is scheduled to end on Aug 31.

Under the recovery MCO phase, social distancing rules continue to apply but many more sectors will be reopened, including schools and social activities.

Border control on outsiders continue to be enforced but interstate and domestic travel are now allowed.

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