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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Covid-19: 10 new cases, lowest since March 12

Malaysiakini
CORONAVIRUS | There have been 10 new Covid-19 cases recorded today, the lowest daily increase since March 12 when there were nine new cases, revealed Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a press conference today.
This is a marked improvement after Malaysia recorded three digits in the number of cases for two consecutive days on Monday and Tuesday.
All 10 new Covid-19 positive cases reported today are locally transmitted, of which five are Malaysians and five are non-Malaysians.
This brings the total number of reported Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to 7,629 cases.
Noor Hisham also reported 86 new recoveries, putting the total number of people who have recovered at 6,169 or 80.9 percent of the total cases.
There were no new fatalities reported which means that the number of deaths from Covid-19 remains at 115 for the sixth consecutive day.
The number of active cases is at 1,345 with 8 patients in the ICU with four requiring ventilators to breathe.
Noor Hisham also pointed to improved numbers since the conditional movement control order (MCO) was enforced on May 4, saying that as of yesterday, a total of 1,189 positive cases were recorded involving 270 Malaysians and 919 non-Malaysians.
Of the 919 non-Malaysians, 383 were foreigners in Immigration depots, he said.
He added the total number of foreign nationals tested so far stood at 31,204 of whom 1,858 tested positive, 27,807 tested negative and 1,008 have results that are still pending.
Of the 1,858 positive cases, 1,104 (59.4 percent) have been discharged, and 750 (40.3 percent) are currently undergoing treatment. None of them are in ICU but there have been four deaths, said Noor Hisham.
"To date, various SOPs have been approved by the government and carried out by various industries and people in the course of their daily lives."
"These include religious ceremonies and festivals," said Noor Hisham.
He added that because only 22.7 percent of the Covid-19 cases since the start of the conditional MCO were Malaysians, it shows a trend that the transmission of cases among the local population is declining.
"This wouldn't have been possible without the cooperation and public obedience to advice, recommendations, and government SOP, as well as enforcement activities by various government agencies," said Noor Hisham.
"If all these efforts continue with a (positive) attitude and sense of social responsibility, we can break the virus transmission chain of Covid-19 in Malaysia," he added.

- Mkini

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