57 new Covid-19 cases, mostly local transmissions involving foreigners

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, May 31: Malaysia registered 57 new Covid-19 cases and no fatalities today.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 57 new cases, 47 were local transmissions involving four Malaysians while the rest involved foreigners detained at immigration detention centres.

The remaining 10 were imported cases involving Malaysians returning to the country.

The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,819 since the pandemic began.

“A total of 23 patients have recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 6,353. That translates to a recovery rate of 81.25 per cent of all cases.

“Currently, there are 1,351 active cases being treated in hospitals nationwide. Nine positive Covid-19 cases are still in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), out of which, two are on ventilator support,” Dr Noor Hisham said at the ministry’s daily Covid-19 briefing in Putrajaya today.

No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and the national Covid-19 death toll remains at 115 cases. — DayakDaily