Covid-19: Malaysia’s active cases drop to 344, but new cluster emerges in Sarawak

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Malaysia’s active COVID-19 cases dropped to 344 today — the second lowest daily figure since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced — as recoveries continued to surpass new infections, which fell to a single digit today.

New infections dropped to six, the lowest number of daily cases since March 8 (six cases), while 70 more people recovered and were discharged, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement.

Of the new cases, four were local transmissions involving Malaysians while two were imported, involving a Malaysian and a non-citizen.

The four local cases were found in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak.

The Kuala Lumpur case was detected during a screening at a tahfiz school, while the Selangor case is a family member of patient No 8,513.

Meanwhile, the Negeri Sembilan case was detected when the patient underwent a test before their planned return to Sarawak, whereas the Sarawak case emerged from the new Kidurong cluster.

Overall, 8,070 people have been cured of COVID-19 so far, representing 94.6% of the total 8,535 cases in Malaysia.

According to him, only three patients are being treated in intensive care now.

No new death was reported today, maintaining the COVID-19 death rate in Malaysia at 121, translating into 1.42% of overall cases.

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