Health Ministry: Three new cases, death toll stays at 121 (updated)

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded three new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (June 23), taking the total number of infections in the country to 8,590.

All three cases are local transmissions and only one is a Malaysian.

This was announced by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement on Tuesday (June 23).

One case, a non-Malaysian, is related to the Pedas cluster in Negri Sembilan.

The other two cases are related to the "home death" cluster in Sabah, involving a Malaysian and a foreigner.

They are family members of patient 8506.

The index case in this cluster is a senior citizen who died at home in Sabah and is the country's 120th fatality.

Covid-19 tests conducted on the deceased found she was positive.

Dr Noor Hisham also said nine more cases have been discharged, which means that 8,186 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

This translates to a recovery rate of 95.3% out of the total number of cases in the country.

He added that there are currently 283 active cases still being treated at health facilities nationwide and that there are three patients being treated at the intensive care unit, with none on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham announced no new deaths and the death toll remains at 121 cases.

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