KUALA LUMPUR, August 4 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported today one new Covid-19 case, a community local transmission involving a person screened for severe acute respiratory infection in Perlis.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said no coronavirus cases were being treated in the intensive care unit, while the Covid-19 death toll in the country remains at 125 (1.39 per cent case fatality rate) as no new fatalities were recorded today.
“A month has passed since our country last reported a single Covid-19 case in a day, which was last July 1. Once again, we see the reduction of daily cases to just one case,” he said in a statement.
“MOH wants to thank all parties because this achievement was the result and cooperation of each stage and layer of society and the relevant agencies in playing their roles. MOH hopes that society will continue to practice the new norms in daily life and follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that have been set by the government.”
Sixteen new recoveries from Covid-19 were recorded today, with active infectious cases totalling 193. Malaysia has confirmed 9,002 Covid-19 cases as of today.
MOH also rubbished as fake a so-called instruction to teachers and parents on holiday in Kubang Pasu, Kedah, to do Covid-19 screening at nearby public health clinics, after the Sivanggga PUI cluster broke out.
The only individuals who need to do coronavirus screening are:
- Those with a history of close contact with a positive Covid-19 case.
- Residents in the Administrative Movement Control Order area:
- a 1km-radius from Restoran Nasi Kandar Salleh, Pekan Napoh (Mukim Hosba, Kubang Pasu)
- Kampung Pida Satu, Megat Dewa (Mukim Ah, Kubang Pasu)
- Kampung Bendang Dalam (Mukim Binjal, Kubang Pasu)
- Kampung Ulu, Padang Sanai (Padang Terap)
- Those linked to the affected restaurant in the Sivagangga PUI cluster, such as:
- Customers or people who dropped by for a meal; or
- Have done business with the index case of the cluster or workers of the restaurant from July 13 to 27.
- Those with fever or respiratory symptoms.
Those individuals are requested to immediately contact the nearest district health office to test for Covid-19.