Health Ministry reports 37 new Covid-19 cases, one new death

PETALING JAYA: 37 new cases of Covid-19 were reported today, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 6,978.

One more death was also reported, bringing the death toll to 114.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix), in his daily evening address, said that two of the new cases today were imported by Malaysians who had returned from overseas.

“Another 35 cases were from local transmissions. 22 of those cases were found among foreigners.

“31 cases were discharged yesterday, bringing the total number of patients to have recovered to 5,646, which is 80.9% of all cases.

“This leaves a total of only 1,213 active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia.

“11 of these patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units, with six needing ventilator assistance,” he said.

The death reported today was of a 77-year-old Malaysian woman with a history of diabetes, hypertension and liver cancer.