Malaysia records 10 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by BERNAMA

Malaysia has seen an increase of 10 new local cases from transmissions within three clusters, namely Tawar, Telaga and Bentend LD and four new import cases from Singapore and the Philippines.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 10 new cases, six involved Malaysians and four were non-Malaysians.

“In Kedah, there were four cases with the breakdown of three from Tawar cluster and one from Telaga cluster.

“Whereas Sabah recorded two cases from Benteng LD cluster, all of which were non-Malaysians,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, four of the import cases involved two Malaysians and two non-citizens, in which three were from Singapore and one from the Philippines.

On the other hand, four cases had recovered from Covid-19, summing up the total number of patients who have been treated up to 9,083, making up 96.9% of the entire total of cases in Malaysia.

Currently, four patients are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three currently requiring the ventilator to assist with breathing.

“Please be informed that there is no increase in deaths related to Covid-19 was reported today. Thus, the cumulative amount of deaths caused by the virus in Malaysia remained at 128 cases (1.37% of the total cases),” he said.

“MOH will continue to monitor the development of local transmission and abroad via information obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The public will always be informed of any latest developments and therefore, MOH will ensure that prevention and control measures are implemented continuously and consistently,” the DG said.