Health DG: Malaysia registers 9 Covid-19 cases with 3 imported

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, July 23: Malaysia recorded a total of nine new Covid-19 cases with Sarawak accounting for four local transmissions.

According to Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, there were three imported cases with one involving a Malaysian from Johor returning from Singapore, while two others involved foreigners in Pahang (from Philippines), and in Kuala Lumpur (from India).

“In Sarawak, four local cases were recorded, namely from the Stutong (1), Sentosa Hospital (1) and Engineering (1) cluster, while one other case is still being investigated, as Kelantan and Sabah also recorded one case each, involving foreigners,” he revealed during a daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya today.


Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed that a total of eight patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital as of today, bringing the total cumulative cases of recoveries to 8,574.

No deaths involving Covid-19 were reported today, so the national death toll remains at 123 cases.

“Currently, five cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with two of them needing respiratory assistance,” he added. — DayakDaily