PUTRAJAYA: There were 17 Covid-19 recoveries during the past 24 hours, narrowly outpacing the 14 new cases reported, the health ministry said.

The new cases push the total number of infected patients nationwide to 8,999, with 210 still active.

Only one case was imported – from the Philippines – while the remaining 13 were domestic transmissions, all involving Malaysians.

There were no new Covid-19 related deaths, with the toll remaining at 125.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two patients are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), with one requiring respiratory assistance.

In a statement, he said the number of discharged patients stood at 8,664.


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