Only 30 People Tested Positive For COVID-19 With 0 Imported Cases In The Last 24 Hours

50,000 rapid test kits have been distributed between Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, as well as KLIA and klia2.

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Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that there are 30 new cases of COVID-19 today, 5 May

During the press conference announcing the daily COVID-19 updates, he said that there are no imported cases reported today.

This brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 6,383 but only 1,710 out of the total are active cases.

Dr Noor Hisham mentioned that the ministry has received 50,000 antigen rapid test kits and they are expecting 100,000 more to arrive by the end of the week

The Health director-general explained that 50,000 test kits have been distributed between Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, as well as KLIA and klia2.

He said, "We'll probably get the results tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We needed to train [medical officials] to use the rapid test kits but I believe they have started using it today."

Within the past 24 hours, 83 patients have fully recovered

A total of 4,567 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the country.

The Ministry of Health's (MOH) official Twitter account noted that the current recovery rate in Malaysia is 71.55%.

There was one coronavirus-related death reported within the past day. Therefore, Malaysia's COVID-19 death toll is now at 106.

According to MOH, the deceased was a 47-year-old man receiving treatment at Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor.

There are currently 24 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with eight of them requiring breathing assistance.

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