Out of the 48 new cases, four were imported cases while the others were local transmissions, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during the Health Ministry’s daily Covid-19 media briefing on Saturday (May 23).
Of the 44 local transmissions, 25 involved foreigners, with 21 of them detected at the Semenyih Immigration detention centre.
Dr Noor Hisham also said 53 more patients had been discharged, which means 5,912 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia since the outbreak began.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery rate is now at 82.3% out of the total number of positive cases.
There are 1,158 active cases being treated at the country’s health facilities at present.
Nine patients are being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with five on ventilator support.
There were no new deaths recorded, with the country’s death toll at 115.