By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, July 10: The number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia returned back to double-digits today with 13 new cases reported.
The information was disclosed by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said out of the 13 new cases, five were local transmissions while the balance of eight cases were imported.
“For the local transmission cases, there were three cases in Kuala Lumpur.
“One involved a citizen following a swab test before returning to work and one foreigner and a citizen at the Immigration Detention Centre at Bukit Jalil.
“There were also two cases of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) detected in Sarawak following their admission into the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH),” he said during a press conference on the national Covid-19 updates at the Ministry of Health headquarters at Putrajaya here today.
Dr Noor Hisham added the eight imported cases involved six citizens, one foreigner and a permanent resident.
He said out of the eight patients, four of them returned from Indonesia, one from the United Kingdom, one from Russia, one from India and one from Pakistan.
Dr Noor Hisham stated that with the additional 13 new cases reported, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia had increased to 8,696 cases.
He added that there were also 12 patients who recovered and were discharged from the hospitals today.
With 12 more recoveries, Dr Noor Hisham stated that the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in Malaysia to date was 8,511 cases.
He said that there were 64 active cases throughout the country while two patients were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of health facilities with two of them on ventilators.
Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 121 persons. —DayakDaily