PETALING JAYA: Thirteen new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded today, which brings the total number of infections detected in the country to 8,956.
Meanwhile, no deaths were reported today, leaving the death toll at 124.
Health Director General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today made the announcement, adding that eight of the new cases were imported.
“The eight consisted of four Malaysians and four foreignors, entering the country from the United Kingdom, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Gambia and Ukraine.
“The remaining five local transmission cases comprised three Malaysians and two foreigners from Johor, Sarawak, Sabah, Sarawak and Perlis” Noor Hisham said.
Noor Hisham said ten cases were discharged yesterday bringing the total the total number of patients to have recovered to 8,612.
“This leaves a total of 220 active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia.
“Two of these patients are being treated in intensive care units, with one needing ventilator assistance,” he added.