PUTRAJAYA,July 1: No local Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry today, making it the first time local transmissions have reached zero since the second wave of the virus in Malaysia.

But there was one imported case, bringing the total number of cases to 8,640.

In a press conference, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 21 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,375, or 96.9% of total cases.

This means that the number of active cases is currently 144.

Four patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with two requiring respiratory assistance.

There were also no new Covid-19-related deaths. The death toll remains at 121.

Noor Hisham said the one case recorded today, the lowest since the second wave of infections on Feb 27, reflected the public’s strict practice of self-regulation and social responsibility.

However, he reiterated that the pandemic was still affecting other countries, saying another wave of infections could happen here if people became lax in adhering to the ministry’s instructions.

“The health ministry wants to stress once again that the cooperation of all parties is needed so that we can break the Covid-19 chain of infection in Malaysia,” he said.


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