Malaysia Records Second Straight Day Of Zero Local Covid-19 Cases

Four of 15 workplace clusters are still active.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) today recorded the second consecutive day of zero local transmissions of Covid-19, with six new cases today all imported infections.

Of the imported cases, five were Malaysians, while another was a permanent resident in Malaysia. The total Covid-19 infections in the country stand at 8,683 now.

Thirteen patients were discharged today, bringing the total number of recovered Covid-19 patients to 8,499.

A total of 63 Covid-19 patients are still receiving treatment, whereas two patients are in the intensive care unit, including one under ventilator support.

No deaths were recorded today. Thus, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Malaysia remains the same at 121.

The MOH also announced the end of the cleaning factory cluster in Kuala Lumpur today. This cluster was first identified when the management of the company conducted screening for workers. A total of 33 workers were screened for the virus, where four Indonesians were detected with coronavirus.

So far, 15 clusters have been identified under the workplace category. Of that, the Pedas, Kuala Lumpur 2 construction site, cleaning factory, and Kuching construction site clusters are still undergoing active case detection and Covid-19 screening.

Of the 10,362 people who were screened under these clusters, 722 cases tested positive for Covid-19. That involved 600 foreign nationals and 122 Malaysians.

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