Malaysia Records 21 New COVID-19 Cases Today With 17 Cases Involving Malaysians

The country continues to see two-digit COVID-19 cases today, 20 July.

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Malaysia continues to record a two-digit number of daily COVID-19 cases today, 20 July

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country recorded 21 new cases today, bringing the total cases to 8,800.

Out of the 21 cases, 15 were locally transmitted, while six cases were imported.

According to The Star, 17 cases involved Malaysians, four of them were returning citizens from overseas.

Meanwhile, there are currently 122 active COVID-19 cases

Three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Two cases have made full recovery and have been discharged from hospital. The total number of recoveries now stands at 8,555 cases, or 97.2% of all total cases.

Based on two tweets by the Ministry of Health regarding local COVID-19 clusters, the past two days recorded four new clusters:
- Kluang Old Folks Home, Johor
- Restoran Kuala Lumpur, KL
- Sepang Kongsi House, Selangor
- Kuching Jetty Cluster, Sarawak

Check out the summary by the Ministry of Health here:

With the number of COVID-19 cases fluctuating between single-digit and double-digit for the past few days, the government is looking towards making face masks mandatory:

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