PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — The number of positive COVID-19 cases reported daily rose by 17 to 122 cases as of noon today, bringing the cumulative total in the country to 6,298, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. 

He said 52 of the new cases were imported ones while 70 were from local infections.

“Twenty-seven COVID-19 patients are still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom require ventilator support.

“Based on the latest information given to the national Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), there were two more deaths related to COVID-19. This brings the death toll in Malaysia to 105,” he said at a daily COVID-19 media briefing here today.

He said the number of active COVID-19 cases with infectivity was 1,780.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 87 cases have recovered and were discharged today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,413.

He stressed that the Health Ministry would continue to closely monitor the situation in the country but the people must support the government’s efforts to break the COVID-19 chain of infection.

“The people are advised to continue to stay at home and only go out for essential needs. Continue to adopt a high level of personal hygiene like frequently washing your hands with soap and water, and practise social distancing of at least one metre,” he added.

He said the ministry had identified a new cluster, the Kuala Lumpur construction site cluster which has 28 cases but has not recorded any increase so far.


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