18 new Covid-19 cases nationwide include 14 foreigners infected locally

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 28: Malaysia recorded 18 new Covid-19 cases today.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement disclosed four of these cases were imported while the remaining 14 were local transmissions involving foreigners.

“From the four imported cases, three involved Malaysians while another case involved a foreigner who is a permanent resident who was allowed to enter the country from Bangladesh due to work purposes.

“There were two cases in Selangor involving two Malaysians returning from Iraq and another person from London where the final destination is Sarawak.”

For the local transmission cases involving foreigners, Dr Noor Hisham revealed nine were detected following a second swab test from the Pedas cluster in Negeri Sembilan, two cases in Selangor from the Sepang Immigration detention centre, two cases in Sabah and one in Kuala Lumpur following a swab test at a construction site.

The new Covid-19 cases reported today brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 8,634.

No Covid-19 fatalities were reported today.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed that there are currently 195 active Covid-19 cases throughout the country. Two patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) but do not require ventilators.

Ten recoveries were reported today, raising the total number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 to 8,318. — DayakDaily