PUTRAJAYA, July 16: Three new Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry today, pushing the total number of infected patients nationwide so far to 8,737.

At a press conference, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 12 patients recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 8,538.

Only 77 cases were active.

He said three patients were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with one requiring respiratory assistance.

There were no new deaths, with the toll remaining at 122.

Elaborating on the new cases, Noor Hisham said one was an imported case while another two cases involved foreign nationals.


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