PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported eight new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 11), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,704.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said four were imported cases involving Malaysian returnees who had contracted the disease overseas.
“Four are local transmission cases, where two of them are Malaysians and two foreigners.
“There are three Covid-19 patients who are being treated at the intensive care units, and two who require ventilator support," he said in a statement on Saturday.
Dr Noor Hisham said the country recorded one more death from Covid-19, taking the death toll to 122.
The death involved a 72-year-old man who had a history of hypertension and diabetes, he said, adding that he had several traditional treatments before being admitted to a private hospital on July 9.
“He was then referred to the Hospital Umum Sarawak, following suspicion of contracting Covid-19, ” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham noted that four patients have been discharged, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 8,515.
There are currently 67 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities, he added.