Selangor Journal
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during a press briefing on the latest Covid-19 update at the Health Ministry in Putrajaya, on April 29, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

New Covid-19 cases drop to 55 after recording triple-digit surge for two days

By Ashwin Kumar

SHAH ALAM, May 4 — Malaysia has recorded a drop in new confirmed Covid-19 cases with 55 cases as of noon today, after seeing a triple-digit rise in the past two days.

There were 122 new cases registered yesterday and 105 on Saturday.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the accumulated Covid-19 cases in the country to 6,353.

“Out of the total new cases, seven are imported cases whereas the remaining 48 are local infections. A total of 24 cases were traced from the cluster and locality placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO),” he said during a press conference on the Covid-19 update at the Health Ministry in Putrajaya today.

Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 28 patients are still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 of them requiring respiratory support.

He said 71 patients were discharged today, which brings the total recoveries from Covid-19 to 4,484, or 70.6 per cent of the total cases.

No new fatality was reported and the death toll remains at 105.

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