By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) announced nine new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. With the addition of nine new cases, it brings the cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 158 cases.

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Of the 158 cases (computer translated), 26 cases were detected among Patient-Under-Investigation (PUI) COVID-19 infections; 127 cases from close contacts; two (2) cases of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) through COVID-19 surgeries; one (1) case of influenza-like-illness (ILI) through COVID-19 surpluses; and two (2) more cases from the Humanitarian Aid Mission.

As of today, six cases have been recovered. All of these cases were negatively COVID-19 two consecutive times before being allowed to return home. With the new volume, this brings the cumulative number of cases fully recovered to date from COVID-19 to 32 cases. Currently, there are three cases being treated at the Intensive Care Unit that requires breathing apparatus and they are in stable condition.