Majority of 187 new Covid-19 cases comprise foreigners — Health DG

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, May 26: A total of 187 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, with most of them involving individuals in immigration detention centres.

Speaking at the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing, Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said these additions bring the total number of positive cases recorded in the country to 7,604.

“Of the 187 new cases today, 10 were imported from overseas. Seven of them were Malaysians and three were permanent residents who were spouses to Malaysians.

“The remaining 177 cases were local transmissions involving 173 foreigners, where 155 cases were detected at the Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre and 13 cases from the Cheras security guard cluster,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, thus the national death toll remains at 115 cases or 1.15 per cent of the total number of positive cases.


“Meanwhile, 62 patients have been discharged, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 6,041. That translates to a recovery rate of 79.5 per cent of all cases.

“Currently, there are eight positive Covid-19 cases being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), out of which, five are on ventilator support,” he added. — DayakDaily