Covid-19: Six new cases bring total to 8,596, death toll remains at 121 (June 24)

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  • Wednesday, 24 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded six new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday (June 24), taking the total number of infections in the country to 8,596 cases.

Of the six new cases, four were local transmissions and another two were import cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) at the ministry’s Covid-19 press conference here Wednesday (June 24).

He also said 45 more cases have been discharged, which means 8,231 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.

This translates to a recovery rate of 95.8% out of the total number of cases in the country.

There are now only 244 active cases left being treated at health facilities nationwide.

Currently, there are two patients being treated at intensive care units and none are on ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham announced no new deaths, which means the death toll remains at 121 cases.

All four local transmission cases are Malaysians and three are related to three new Covid-19 clusters -- the Hulu Langat condominium cluster, the Bukit Bintang cluster and the construction site cluster in Kuching.

On the Bukit Bintang cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said the ministry has detected 10 positive cases related to it, involving nine Bangladeshis and one Malaysian.

Three positive cases were found related to the construction site cluster in Kuching -- a supervisor and two Indonesian workers.

On the Hulu Langat condominium cluster, the index case is a tahfiz school student who was found positive following a health screening on June 8.

Contract tracing found a total of three cases related to this cluster.

Of the two import cases, one is a Malaysian returning from Mexico and the other was a permanent resident who came back from India.

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