A total of 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH. They have all been identified and isolated for further management. Investigation and identification of close contacts for testing are currently ongoing.

With these additional 18 cases, cumulatively there are now 117 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Of these, 19 cases were amongst Patients Under Investigation (PUI), 96 cases amongst close contacts, and two (2) amongst evacuees of the Humanitarian Assistance missions. The two (2) cases that were reported yesterday to be in the intensive care units (ICU) are still in the ICU requiring ventilation support.

Of all confirmed cases reporting during this second wave of COVID-19 infection in Malaysia (Cases 23 to 117), only six (6) cases were reported amongst PUI with histories of travelling overseas. Whereas the remaining cases were from a cluster of close contacts or history of close contact with each other.