PUTRAJAYA, April 21 — Malaysia has maintained the two-digit new daily cases for the fourth consecutive day after it reported 57 new COVID-19 positive cases as of noon today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases bring the tally of the COVID-19 infection in the country to 5,482 cases.

A total of 54 patients have recovered and have been discharged as well.

“For the past several days, the number of new daily cases is in a downward trend, which is encouraging,” he told the COVID-19 media conference here today.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, the cumulative number of recovered and discharged patients stood at 3,349 cases or 61.1 per cent of the total cases in the country.

“The number of active cases is 2,041 and they have been isolated and are under treatment. Of the 57 new cases, 18 are imported cases by Malaysians who returned from abroad and the other 39 are local transmission,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said at present, 43 patients are in the intensive care units with 27 needing breathing aid.


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