Malaysia records 16 new cases, the lowest in 2 months


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 16 positive COVID-19 new cases on May 12,  the lowest daily figure for the past two months.

Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the additional new cases bring the accumulative total to 6,742 while the death toll remains at 109.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the 16 new cases, three are imported cases while 13 are local transmissions.

“A total of 110 patients are discharged today (Tuesday) bringing the accumulative total to 5,223 (77.5%) while 1,410 active cases are still undergoing treatment in the hospitals,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in the press conference here on Tuesday.

The director-general of health also reported that there are 16 patients in the intensive care units (ICU) while three need respiratory aids.

In another development on COVID-19 infections, Dr. Noor Hisham added, the number of sporadic cases has been decreasing lately but the Ministry of Health (MOH) continues to expand its surveillance activities and will monitor and detect the case in its early stage.

“The COVID-19 screening also includes the ministry’s staffs where 11,470 samples are taken and from that 65 are found positive,” Dr. Noor Hisham added.

Dr. Noor Hisham said patients who had to undergo emergency or partial emergency surgeries were also screened for COVID-19.

“Out of 8,528 patients who have been screened, only seven have been detected with positive COVID-19,” he said.

He also highlighted on private clinics that have conducted 30,155 tests and had found 95 cases (0.32%) with positive COVID-19

Meanwhile, 25,156 foreigners had been screened and from that 1,211 cases were tested positive while 712 cases had recovered and four have died. –Malaysia World News

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