Malaysia’s Active Covid-19 Cases Drop Below 100

Authorities are looking for individuals who are supposed to undergo Covid-19 screening on the 13th day of quarantine.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Only 85 active Covid-19 patients are still receiving treatment in hospital as of today, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Today, MOH recorded three new Covid-19 cases, comprising one imported case and two local transmissions among foreigners.

One non-Malaysian came from the Bukit Bintang cluster here, while the other was detected through screening upon entering a lock-up in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 8,643.

A total of 62 patients have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 8,437. Of the 85 patients who are still receiving treatment in hospital, two patients are placed in intensive care units and two patients are under ventilator support.

No death related to Covid-19 has been reported since June 15, with the coronavirus death toll in the country remaining at 121.

At the same time, MOH also stated that a total of 5,804 individuals were placed under a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) directive and 620 people still need to be tested for Covid-19 on the 13th day of their quarantine period.

The balance 5,184 people-under-surveillance (PUS) were relieved from HSO as they tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the statement by the MOH.

Related district health officials with the support of police are now actively detecting individuals who are supposed to undergo the 13th day of Covid-19 screening

MOH also reiterated that legal action can be taken against those who violate the conditions of the HSO. They can be fined, imprisoned or both. Therefore, the ministry urged returnees from foreign countries to abide by the terms stated under the HSO.

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