PUTRAJAYA, May 4  — The number of new positive COVID-19 cases reported today dropped back to two digits at 55, bringing the cumulative total in the country to 6,353 cases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.     

He said another 71 cases had recovered and been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,484, or 70.6 per cent of the cumulative figure for positive cases.

“Seven of the 55 new cases reported today were imported. This means local infection accounted for 48 cases, with 24 being detected at clusters and localities under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

“Therefore, the number of active COVID-19 cases with infectivity stands at 1,764. They have been isolated for treatment,” he said at a daily COVID-19 media briefing here today.

He said the COVID-19 death toll remains at 105 as no fatalities were reported today.


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