Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow said yesterday (July 2) recorded the highest jump in H1N1 influenza cases in Malaysia at forty-eight new cases of influenza of which 40 imported cases and eight local transmissions.

It was the biggest jump in cases in a day after the 38 cases a day earlier. The Health Minister added the imported cases were people who had visited Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and China.

The total number of cases increased to 244, with 206 imported cases and 38 local transmissions, he said.

The number of cases in Malaysia, he said, was still small compared with other countries and the ministry has no plan to issue travel restrictions. However, Malaysians were advised against going to countries with many cases of the flu.

Of the 244 cases, 128 had recovered and had been discharged from the hospital.