PUTRAJAYA,July 2: The health ministry today said the number of active cases had fallen below 100, although three new cases were detected, pushing the total to 8,643.

The ministry also recorded more recoveries for the fourth consecutive day.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two of the new cases were local transmissions, involving foreigners, while one was an imported case, involving a Malaysian.

The number of active cases now stands at 85.

With no new Covid-19-related casualties, the death toll remains at 121.

Noor Hisham also said two patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with both of them requiring respiratory assistance.

A total of 62 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,437, or 97.6% of total cases.


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