covid-19 malaysia Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health (MOH) conduct Covid-19 screening on residents around Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur following an administrative Movement Control Order at the area. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 17 MAY 2020
Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health (MOH) conduct Covid-19 screening on residents around Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur following an administrative Movement Control Order at the area. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 17 MAY 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – 31 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Malaysia today, shifting the total tally to 7,009 cases since its first infection in December last year.

“31 new cases were reported. 10 were imported cases where they contacted the disease overseas. Meanwhile, 21 cases were local infection where 10 cases were non-Malaysia citizens,” said the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

“11 Covid-19 positive cases are undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). From that amount, 7 required respiratory support,” he said during the daily news conference on the development of Covid-19 in Malaysia today.

60 cases were reported to have recovered and allowed to discharge. The cumulative cases of patients discharged from the disease are 5,706 cases or 81.4 percent from the total cases in the country.

“The number of active Covid-19 cases is 1,189 cases,” Noor Hisham added.

No death was reported today, thus the total Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia remained at 114 cases. –MalaysiaGazette

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