PUTRAJAYA, May 23 — A total of 48 new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, taking the country’s infection tally to 7,185 cases, with active infectivity cases now at 1,158, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said that out of the 48 cases, four were imported cases who contracted the virus abroad while 44 more were local transmissions.

“Of the 44 local transmissions, 25 were non-Malaysians, of which 21 were detected at the Immigration Detention Depot in Semenyih,” he said at the daily COVID-19 media briefing here today.

He said there were 53 recoveries recorded today, bringing the number of those fully recovered and discharged to 5,912 cases (82.3 percent).

Dr Noor Hisham said there were no fatalities reported overnight, which retained the country’s death toll at 115 cases or 1.61 percent of the total number of cases.


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