Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases triple to 277 as immigrant cases surge

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 4: The number of new daily positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia surged to triple digits today from double digits recorded yesterday.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia today reported 277 new cases compared to 93 cases reported on June 3.

Out of these new cases, 271 involved foreigners, in particular illegal immigrants.

“There are just four cases of local transmission.

“There are also 271 cases which involved non-citizens and two imported cases which involved Malaysians,” he said during a press conference to give national Covid-19 updates at the ministry’s headquarters in Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 270 new cases which involved foreigners were from the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre in Kuala Lumpur while the other case involved a non-citizen from a construction site in Kuala Lumpur who took a Covid-19 swab test.

Dr Noor Hisham explained that the illegal immigrants in the Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre were infected with Covid-19 due to prior exposure to Covid-19 patients.

With the new Covid-19 cases reported today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has soared to 8,247.

Dr Noor Hisham disclosed that there are 1,573 active cases being treated in various hospitals throughout Malaysia.

Additionally, there are 28 more patients who have recovered from Covid-19 and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals today.

With this, the cumulative number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia has increased to 6,559, a recovery rate of 79.5 per cent.

Dr Noor Hisham added there are six Covid-19 patients who are still being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) whilst two patients are on ventilators. — DayakDaily