Malaysia notches 16 new Covid-19 cases, no fatalities

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 21: Malaysia recorded 16 new positive Covid-19 cases today and no casualties.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement revealed that the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia now stands at 8,572 cases.

Out of the 16 new cases detected, three were imported while the remaining 13 were local transmissions.

From the local transmissions, two were from Sarawak while Negeri Sembilan has six cases followed by Selangor with two cases and one each from Sabah, Johor and Melaka.

Four of these cases were Malaysians and the balance were foreigners.

Of the four Malaysians, Dr Noor Hisham revealed that the two cases in Sarawak were linked to the Kidurong cluster in Bintulu.

The case in Melaka was detected following a swab test on an arrested person imprisoned at Bandar Hilir. Meanwhile, the case in Johor was discovered following a swab test on a pre-operation patient at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

Dr Noor Hisham revealed that there were 10 Covid-19 patients who have recovered and discharged from hospitals today bringing the total number of patients discharged to 8,156.

There are still 295 active cases who are being treated at hospitals throughout the country.

From this total, three patients are being treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICUs), with none requiring breathing aid.

Dr Noor Hisham disclosed that Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 95.1 per cent out of the total number of positive cases. — DayakDaily