Covid-19 cases back to single digit with 7 new cases in Malaysia today

The statistics of the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia as at July 27. Source: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 27: The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is back to single digit today with seven new cases reported.

The information was disclosed by Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during a press conference at the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) headquarters in Putrajaya today.

He said with the additional seven cases, the number of cumulative Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has increased to 8,904 cases.

“As of July 27 noon, there were seven new cases of Covid-19.

“Out of the seven cases, four cases were imported while three cases involved local transmission.

“The three cases of local transmission are in Sabah which involved Malaysian citizens.

“All three are pre-operation patients who were screened for Covid-19,” he said during the press conference on the national Covid-19 updates.

For the imported cases, Dr Noor Hisham said it involved three Malaysians and a permanent resident.

He said each of them returned from Pakistan, Russia, Australia and Indonesia.

He added there were 179 active cases in the country while no patient was on treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital or on ventilator.

Dr Noor Hisham said one patient recovered and discharged from the hospital today while there was no new death reported. —DayakDaily