Covid-19: Active cases drop below 100 as Malaysia sees 3 new positive cases


By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 2: The number of active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has dropped below 100 while the country registered three new positive cases of Covid-19 today.

Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement said total active cases with infectivity was at 85.

He added that out of the 85 active cases, two patients are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while another two patients are on ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were also three new positive cases whereby one was imported and two involved local transmission.

Dr Noor Hisham added the imported case involved a Malaysian who returned from Singapore.

“The two cases of local transmission involved non-citizens.

“One was detected at Kuala Lumpur from the Bukit Bintang cluster while another case was discovered following a swab test which involved a prisoner who was sent into a jail in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,” he said in a press statement.

He added that with the additional three cases, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has increased to 8,643 cases to date.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were also 62 patients who recovered and were discharged from health facilities.

With the 62 patients who recovered, the total number of recoveries were 8,437 cases.

He disclosed that there were no deaths reported today while the death toll for Covid-19 in Malaysia remained at 121. —DayakDaily