PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded five new cases on Monday (July 6), of which three are imported cases.
Cumulatively, the country has a total of 8,668 infections, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at the ministry’s Covid-19 press conference here.
One of the two local transmission cases was detected from a community screening conducted by a district health office in Kuala Lumpur.
The other local case was a Malaysian, who is a family member of Patient 8649, detected following a screening on the latter’s close contacts.
Dr Noor Hisham also said 11 more cases have been discharged, which means 8,476 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.
This translates to a recovery rate of 97.8% out of the total number of cases in the country.
The number of active cases is now down to 71.
Currently, there are two people treated at intensive care units (ICU) of which both patients are on ventilator support.
Dr Noor Hisham announced no new deaths, which means the death toll remains at 121 cases for the 22nd day in a row.