Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah just announced that 281 patients have fully recovered from COVID-19 within the past day
He also added that a total of 6,975 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in Malaysia.
This has been the largest number of recoveries in a day since Monday, 6 April, which recorded 236 recoveries.
The Ministry of Health's (MOH) official Twitter account noted that the current recovery rate in Malaysia is 83.7%
Meanwhile, MOH recorded seven new COVID-19 cases within the past day
Dr Noor Hisham said that this brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 8,336. Out of the seven new cases, six are imported and one was locally transmitted.
The Health director-general also added that there are currently 1,244 active cases in Malaysia.
There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported within the last 24 hours. Therefore, Malaysia's COVID-19 death toll remains at 117.
There are currently six patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with one of them requiring breathing assistance.
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