Covid-19: Malaysia reports 33 new positive cases, 1 death


KUCHING, June 12: Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed a total of 33 new positive Covid-19 cases was reported as of 12 pm today, with one fatality recorded.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, 16 of them were imported cases, and 17 others were locally spread cases, where 14 of the cases involved foreigners and three Malaysian.

The Covid-19 related death involved an 85-year-old Malaysian female, who died on June 11, 2020 at home.

“The deceased’s body was brought to Hospital Keningau, and was tested positive for Covid-19 after a screening test was conducted,” he said in a press conference on the current situation of Covid-19 in the country, held in Putrajaya, today.

He noted that from the postmortem conducted, the virus was found on the deceased’s skin and organs.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham stated that a total of 103 cases of Covid-19 had recovered and have been discharged from the hospital today.

“This brings the total cumulative of recovery and discharged cases to 7,168, which is 85.31 per cent of total cases in the country.

He also added that as of now, a total of 1,115 cases of Covid-19 are active, and four cases are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU).—DayakDaily.