PUTRAJAYA, June 2 — Malaysia recorded a single-digit increase in local transmission of COVID-19 with only five cases out of the 20 new cases reported today.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 20 cases, 15 were imported cases who got infected overseas.

“Of the five local transmissions, three cases involved non-Malaysians and two others were Malaysians,” he told the daily press conference on COVID-19 here today.

The current cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia now stood at 7,877, with 1,292  active infectivity cases and all the patients have been isolated and are undergoing treatment.

No deaths were recorded today, thus keeping the death toll at 115.

Dr Noor Hisham said 66 patients had recovered and were discharged today, bringing the cumulative figure to 6,470 or 82.1 per cent of the total cases.

He said six cases were still being treated in the intensive care unit, with two requiring ventilator support.


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