15 new Covid-19 cases include 12 foreign factory workers

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 22: Malaysia recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases today and no fatalities.

According to Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during a press conference at the the ministry’s Putrajaya headquarters today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has increased to 8,587.

“Out of the 15 new cases, two were imported while the remaining 13 cases were local transmissions which involved foreigners.

“The two imported cases involved a Malaysian returning from Tunisia and another Malaysian from Johor returning from Singapore.

“There were also 12 new cases of local transmission which involved foreigners resulting from a repeat Covid-19 swab test at the Pedas cluster in Negeri Sembilan.

“They are foreign workers from a factory and we have isolated them so the risk of transmission in the community is low,” he revealed.

Dr Noor Hisham added that there was also a Covid-19 case involving an Indian in Selangor detected prior to him having an operation at the Selayang Hospital.

There are currently 289 active cases in the country with two patients being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICU) at health facilities with none of them on ventilators.

A total of 21 patients recovered from Covid-19 today, boosting the overall number of recoveries to 8,177 with a recovery rate of 95.23 per cent of the total number of positive cases in the country. — DayakDaily