KUCHING, July 6: One imported positive Covid-19 case in Bintulu was among the five new cases recorded throughout the country as of noon today.
Health director general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed two other imported cases were recorded in Johor and Selangor, bringing the total cumulative imported cases nationwide to 643 cases.
“One case in Johor was imported from Indonesia, and the individual was admitted to Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, while one case in Bintulu involved a Malaysian returning from United Kingdom and she has been admitted to Bintulu Hospital,” he said during a press conference in Putrajaya, today.
The third imported case in Selangor involved a Malaysian returning from New Zealand and was later admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.
He said, out of the five cases, two were local transmissions which were recorded in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
He added that both cases, involving a foreigner in Kuala Lumpur and a Malaysian in Selangor, were later admitted to the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
The five new cases bring the total number of Covid-19 positive cases recorded to 8,668 as of today.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham also noted that a total of 11 cases involving Covid-19 had recovered and discharged from the hospital today.
“This brings the total cumulative number of positive Covid-19 recovered and discharged cases to 8,476 cases.
“For the information, there are currently two individuals being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with two of them relying on respiratory assistance,” he said.
He added no Covid-19 deaths were recorded for the 22nd consecutive day and the death toll stood at 121. –DayakDaily.