Covid-19: Malaysia’s daily cases jump to 103 as new cluster emerges

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Malaysia’s daily new Covid-19 infections jumped to 103 as of noon today, of which 96 were local transmissions while seven were imported cases.

Among the new infections, 84 involved non-citizens, 53 of whom were from the Pedas cluster while 24 were from a cluster linked to a cleaning company, said health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his daily briefing.

“This new spike is caused by cases among non-Malaysians,” he said.

According to him, there were only 12 cases of local transmissions involving Malaysians.

The number of active Covid-19 cases rose to 1,382 versus 1,345 yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health, while the total number of infections increased to 7,732 as of noon today.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham announced that 66 patients have been discharged today, raising the number of recoveries to 6,235, representing a recovery rate of 80.6%.

The country's Covid-19 death toll remained at 115, as no new deaths were reported today, he said.

Thus, the mortality rate stands at 1.49% of overall cases.

So far, eight patients are being treated in intensive care units, with two of them on respiratory assistance.

Yesterday, only 10 new cases were reported — the lowest since the Movement Control Order (MCO) started on March 18.

The day before, only 15 cases were reported, the second lowest figure since the MCO began.

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