The COVID-19 situation in the country is showing signs of improvement, as the number of patients who recovered today exceeded that of new positive cases.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said as of noon today, 118 new cases had been recorded, while 222 patients had been discharged.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to date is 4,346.

“The cumulative number of cases fully recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from the ward is 1,830, which is 42.11 per cent of the total number of cases,” he said during the press conference on COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health (MOH) here today.