Covid-19: 10 new cases bringing total to 8,515, no fatality records in Malaysia


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 10 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (June 17), bringing the total infections in the country to 8,515.

Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that all the new cases detected were local transmissions.

The 10 local transmissions involved three foreigners and seven Malaysians.

Among the Malaysians, Dr. Noor Hisham said five were from Selangor involving four from the old folks’ home cluster in Kuala Selangor and one from the tahfiz screening.

He said one case each was detected in Sarawak and Sabah, in which both were a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

Dr. Noor Hisham said that the three cases detected among foreigners, one was a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case in Kuala Lumpur, while another was a case involving a detainee from the Malaysia Immigration Academy who was transferred from the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention depot.

He added that another case was detected from a pre-surgical screening at the Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital.

“There are four positive Covid-19 cases who are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICU), and there are no cases requiring ventilator support,” he said during his daily press briefing on Wednesday (June 17).

Dr Noor Hisham added that 140 patients have been discharged bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 7,873.

No death was recorded. The death toll remains at 121 cases.

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