PETALING JAYA: Malaysia reported 21 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 24), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,861.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were three recoveries, bringing the total to 8,577.
In a statement, he said of the 21 new positive cases, five were imported cases, involving three Malaysians and two non-Malaysians.
They were infected abroad - Singapore, Australia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Qatar.
The others were 16 local transmissions involving 13 Malaysians and three non-Malaysians.
Five Covid-19 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), with two of them on ventilators.
He said no death was recorded, keeping the death toll at 123 cases.