KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Twenty-one new COVID-19 were reported in Malaysia today, bringing the cumulative figure of positive case to 8,800, with 122 active cases with infectivity, Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah announced.
He said of the 21 new infections, six were imported, involving four Malaysians who were infected with the disease overseas, and two were foreigners who were allowed to enter Malaysia for work purposes.
Of the six imported, he said three were from the Philippines, and one each from India, Russia, and Denmark.
“Among the 15 local transmissions involving Malaysians, 12 were from the Kluang Old Folks Home cluster in Johor, and one from a pre-surgery screening case in Negeri Sembilan, who had been admitted to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Seremban.
“For the cases involving foreigners, one was detected during a pre-surgery screening, and the other was from the Kluang Old Folks Home cluster,” he said in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said two cases had recovered and were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,555, or 97.2 percent of the total cases.
As of now, only three positive COVID-19 cases still being treated at the Intensive Care Unit, with one requiring ventilator support.
“No deaths due to COVID-19 were reported today and the death toll due to the disease in Malaysia remained at 123 or 1.4 percent of the total cases,” he added.