COVID-19 infections amongst illegal immigrants in the detention depots solved

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 10: Malaysia recorded only two positive COVID-19 new cases today,  the lowest single digit since the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 18.

Director General of Health. Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the new cases include an imported case from overseas while another one affecting a foreigner who was a close contact with case 8,303 in Kuching, Sarawak.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the two new cases have brought the accumulative total to 8,338 while 39 have been discharged making the total to 7,014 or 84.12% while 1,206 are undergoing treatment in the hospitals.

“Only one death case was recorded today bringing the death toll to 118 or 1.42%. The deceased was a 61 year old male who had suffered from diabetes, kidney problem and had a history related to the tabligh assembly in Sri Petaling,” he said at the press conference held here today.

On the question of whether the low COVID-19 new cases is due to the detection and tracing work has stopped, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the screening test and sampling work on nine target groups are still going on.

“There is an increase in COVID-19 new cases at the senior citizens care centre but the numbers are far below the Ministry’s projection.

“The COVID-19 infections amongst the illegal immigrants in the detention depots that involved three digits in the second sampling session had been solved but surveillance continues from time to time.

“The laboratories had done 27,000 sampling tests but there was a little delay and the results could not be reported today,” Dr. Noor Hisham said.-Malaysia World News

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