48 new cases, 53 recoveries, no deaths — Health DG
PUTRAJAYA: A total of 48 new Covid-19 cases were recorded yesterday, taking the country’s infection tally to 7,185 cases, with active infectivity cases now at 1,158, said Health directorgeneral Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said that out of the 48 cases, four were imported cases who contracted the virus abroad while 44 more were local transmissions.
“Of the 44 local transmissions, 25 were non-Malaysians, of which 21 were detected at the Immigration Detention Depot in Semenyih,” he said at the daily Covid-19 media briefing here yesterday.
He said there were 53 recoveries recorded yesterday, bringing the number of those fully recovered and discharged to 5,912 cases (82.3 percent).
Dr Noor Hisham said there were no fatalities reported overnight, which retained the country’s death toll at 115 cases or 1.61 per cent of the total number of cases. He said that to date, nine Covid-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit, of which seven required ventilators.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham advised the public to postpone visiting families and friends as well as to avoid visiting graves during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.