Malaysia reports 31 new COVID-19 cases after 3-day respite

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-11 17:53:32|Editor: huaxia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia's Health Ministry on Thursday reported 31 new COVID-19 infections after three straight days of single-digit new cases, pushing the total number to 8,369.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that of the new cases, 11 are imported and of the local transmissions, 19 are foreign nationals and one is a Malaysia citizen.

Of the remaining 1,186 active cases, five are being held in intensive care and none of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Another 51 cases have been released, bringing the total number cured and discharged to 7,065 or 84.4 percent of all cases. No new deaths have been reported leaving the total deaths at 118.

Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri announced Malaysian Muslims will not be allowed to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year over concerns on COVID-19. Enditem