14 July 2020
There are four new Covid-19 cases reported as at noon today.
All four are imported cases, involving three Malaysians and one foreigner, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 8,729. They have all been isolated and sent to the hospital for treatment.
There are no local transmissions recorded today, as announced by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
“Two of the cases are Malaysians who had returned from Singapore while the third case is a person who just arrived from Russia.
“The fourth case, meanwhile, was a foreigner from the United Arab Emirates who is also a permanent resident here,” Dr Noor Hisham told a press conference, here, today.
One of the cases is part of the “Novgorod cluster”, in which Covid-19 had been detected among Malaysians returning from Russia.
4 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals, increasing the number to 8,524 or 97.7 per cent of the total number of cases. Active cases stood at 83.
Six Covid-19 patients are currently in the intensive care unit (ICU), with two requiring breathing assistance.
No fatalities from the virus was reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as at noon, keeping the death toll at 122 (1.4 per cent).
On the Malaysian who returned from Russia, Dr Noor Hisham said the person tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“We notified the airport authorities and disinfection works were done on the flight. The flight crew have also been asked to undergo testing and to self-quarantine,” he said.
He added that a total of 64,801 foreigners have so far been tested for Covid-19, with 2,601 testing positive.
He said all of them were put under quarantine while those who tested positive were admitted to the Sungai Buloh and Melaka hospitals.