Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

PUTRAJAYA: The Covid-19 new positive cases in the country remain in double digits with another 57 cases recorded as at noon today, bringing the tally to 6,002 cases.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the new cases, 25 are imported while the remaining are local transmissions.

He said today also recorded 84 new recoveries and have been discharged, taking the total of recovered patients to 4,171 or 69.5 per cent of the total cases, while 36 are currently being treated at the intensive care units with 14 of them on ventilators.

“The total number of Covid-19 active infectivity cases is 1,729 cases. They have been isolated and given treatment,” he told the daily Covid-19 media briefing today.

Dr Noor Hisham also said two deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the Covid-19 death toll in the country to 102 cases or 1.7 per cent of the total positive cases.

He said the 101st death was a 64-year-old Malaysian man with blood cancer history and was a close contact to Covid-19 positive case from the Bali Patients Under Investigation (PUI) cluster.

“He had been admitted to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Pahang on April 12 and passed away on April 29 at 4.14 pm,” he said.

The 102nd case was another Malaysian man, aged 72, with hypertension history.

“He began to receive treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital on April 16 and died at 12.55 pm today (April 30). The ministry extends condolences to their family members,” said Dr Noor Hisham. – Bernama