Highest Spike in New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today at 277 Cases

(source: World Time News)

According to Malaysiakini, there are 277 new Covid-19 cases reported as at noon today, bringing the tally to 8,247 nationwide. This marks the highest cases recorded in Malaysia since 3 March 2020, while the second-highest would be on 26 March with 235 cases.

271 of the new cases are non-Malaysian citizens, two are imported cases while the remaining four are local transmissions. Now, the total number of active cases is 1,573.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today at his daily press conference on Covid-19 updates that, “The ministry also recorded 28 more recoveries, increasing the number of recovered and discharged patients to 6,559 (79.5 per cent)”.

Six Covid-19 patients are currently in the intensive care unit (ICU), with two needing breathing assistance.

He informed that among the 271 cases involving foreigners, 270 were from the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Depot, which were repeat samples of those detained and quarantined there. The remaining case is a foreigner from a construction site in Pudu.

(source: Malaysiakini)

No fatalities from the virus were reported today, keeping the death toll at 115.

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