Malaysia Reports 15 New Covid-19 Cases

Nine cases were local transmissions, including four foreigners.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 15 new Covid-19 cases today, the lowest in two weeks since 16 cases on May 12 and the lowest since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was imposed on March 18.

There were no new deaths recorded today. That brings the total to 7,619 infections and 115 deaths.

Of the new cases, six were imported cases. The remaining nine cases were local transmissions, including four foreigners.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reported 42 new recoveries, bringing the number of those discharged to 6,083.

Dr Noor Hisham said 1,421 patients are still receiving treatment, with eight in the intensive care unit and four under ventilator support.

“Although the reduction in new cases was projected by MOH after the implementation of MCO and Enhanced MCO, we are worried that the number might spike again following the visiting activities and interstate travel by the public in conjunction with the Hari Raya festival,” said Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Beginning from May 16, out of 2,449,556 cars examined by the police, 18,303 cars that tried to cross state borders for Hari Raya were ordered to turn back.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 5,559,130 Covid-19 cases have been recorded worldwide. Of this figure, 348,610 deaths have occurred and Malaysia contributed to 0.14 per cent of global fatalities.

MOH tested 41,260 from the Sri Petaling gathering cluster and detected 3,369 positive cases.

Besides that, 15,064 samples have been tested from the tahfiz and madrasah schools cluster. From the 684 positive cases, 86 per cent of them did not show any symptoms

The Setia Alam construction site, Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre, and Pudu are classified as active clusters to date, whereas theMenara Plaza City One cluster, PKNS Kampung Baharu flats cluster and cluster of health care workers in Sabah have completed the monitoring phase today.

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