Malaysia discharges 40 Covid-19 patients, records 4 new cases


KUCHING, June 25: Malaysia’s efforts to rein in Covid-19 continue to show positive results as the country recorded 40 recoveries today and only four new cases on the 100th day since the MCO was enforced on March 18.

According to the Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today, of the four new cases, three were imported cases involving Malaysians from abroad. The remaining new case is a local transmission involving a Malaysian who was screened for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) at Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom, Johor.

No infections involving foreigners in Malaysia were detected today.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases nationwide so far to 8,600 with 208 currently being treated in isolation facilities. Two patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) but do not require respiratory support.

No new fatalities were reported today, and the national death toll remains at 121 cases, or 1.41 per cent of overall cases. — DayakDaily