Wed, 15 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new low since mid-March, bringing the national total to 7,629, the health ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that all the new cases are local transmissions, with five being Malaysians and another five being foreign nationals.

The movement control order implemented since March 18 and its relaxed form since May 4 has brought down local transmission of COVID-19, he said.

Since the relaxation of the movement restrictions to allow most economic activities to reopen, 1,189 cases have been reported of whom 22.7 percent or 270 cases are Malaysians while the rest of them are foreign nationals, including some 380 detainees at three immigration detention facilities where clusters were found.

Another 86 had been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 6,169 or 80.9 percent of all cases. Of the 1,345 active cases, eight are currently being held in intensive care and four of those are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths had been reported, leaving the total deaths at 115.

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