foreigners Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducting Covid-19 screening on the residents around Pudu during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MAY 2020
Healthcare workers from the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducting Covid-19 screening on the residents around Pudu during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MAY 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – Covid-19 outbreak among the foreigners in Malaysia continue to increase today.

According to the Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, 187 new cases were reported in the country today.

“From the 187 new cases reported, ten cases were imported and the patients contacted the disease from overseas. Three of them are permanent residents.

“From the 177 local infections, 173 were cases involving non-Malaysian citizens. 155 were detected at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot while 13 cases were from the Cheras Security Guard Cluster.

“Local infection among Malaysians are four cases,” he said during a news conference at MOH today.

The total number of active Covid-19 cases is 1,448 cases.

Meanwhile, 62 cases have recovered and allowed to discharge today. The total number of patients recovered from Covid-19 is now 6,041 or 79.4 percent from the total cases.

No Covid-19 death is reported today, thus the total death toll remained at 115 cases.

The last Covid-19 death was reported on last Friday, 22 May, involving a 65-year-old Malaysian man with medical history of diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. –MalaysiaGazette

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