PUTRAJAYA, June 9 — Malaysia today reported another seven new cases of COVID-19, its second consecutive day of single digits, with no local transmissions involving Malaysians, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the seven new cases brought the cumulative figure to 8,336.
“Six of the new cases were imported ones which were infected overseas while one case was a local transmission involving a migrant worker (tested in preparation to return to work).
“I am glad to announce that there were no local transmissions involving Malaysians today,” he said at a daily COVID-19 press conference here today.
He said the number of active cases with infectivity was 1,244, and all of them have been isolated for treatment.
Malaysia also recorded seven new cases yesterday, the lowest since the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18.
He said 281 patients had recovered and were discharged, the highest number of recoveries in a single day so far.
The cumulative figure for recoveries now stands at 6,975, or 83.7 per cent of the total number of cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said six cases of COVID-19 were still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with one of them on ventilator support.
No fatalities were reported today, keeping the death toll at 117, or 1.4 per cent of the total number of cases, he added.
Commenting on the zero local transmission involving Malaysians, Dr Noor Hisham said it was a milestone achievement due to the various efforts undertaken by the government machinery and society.
He said the Ministry of Health (MOH) used the latest information on the daily cases of local transmissions involving Malaysians and compared it with the COVID-19 modelling graph predicted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and MOH.
“NIH and MOH found that it is in line with the projection on daily cases in the modelling (blue area). This shows the positive impact of the action taken by the government and the compliance of Malaysians with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and suggestions from the government,” he added.
In this connection, he congratulated Malaysians for making a success of the approach taken by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He reminded them to remain vigilant and compliant of the SOP and guidelines set to ensure there was no increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.
“The enforcement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) on June 10 (tomorrow) is a real challenge on the level of self-regulation and social discipline among society, and it is hoped that we can keep up our efforts to break the chain of COVID-19 infection in Malaysia,” he said.