COVID-19: 12 new cases involving 10 local transmissions – Health DG


A total of 12 new COVID-19 cases were reported today, 10 of which were local transmissions and two more imported.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said this brings the cumulative total of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 9,212, with total active cases at 211.

All 10 local transmissions involve Malaysians, one being a screening case at Sungai Buloh Hospital, four involving the Tawar cluster, two from the Sala cluster in Kedah and three more from the Tawar cluster in Penang.

“The two import cases who got infected abroad involve foreigners, one case each in Syria and the Philippines,” he said in a statement on COVID-19 developments today.

There were 17 cases of recovery, bringing the cumulative cases of recoveries to 8,876 or 96.4 per cent from the overall case total, he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said to date, eight positive COVID-19 cases were being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU), with two requiring ventilator support.

Also, no COVID-19 related fatalities were reported today, with the death toll staying at 125 cases, he added.

As for the Tawar cluster, he said with the overnight cases, the number of infections from this cluster now stands at 46.

“Up to noon today, a total of 1,135 individuals have been screened from this cluster, of which 918 were screened in Kedah, with 39 people testing positive for the virus, 655 testing negative and 224 more are awaiting results.

“In Penang, 208 individuals were screened, seven of whom tested positive, 175 returned negative and 26 more are awaiting results. In Perak, meanwhile, nine have been screened, in which eight tested negative and another is waiting for results,” he said.

As for the Sala cluster, two have tested positive, taking the infection toll for this cluster to six cases, Dr Noor Hisham said.

A total of 269 individuals from Kedah from this cluster were screened in which six tested positive, 214 negative and 49 are awaiting results, while in Penang four were screened, all of whom tested negative.

In another development, Dr Noor Hisham said users of the MySejahtera application version 1.0.24 can now check-in along with registered dependents at one go, which allows for quicker and easier visit check-ins.