COVID-19: 24 new cases 18 local transmissions, six imported – Health DG


A total of 24 new cases were recorded today, comprising 18 local transmissions and six imported infections, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

He said the highest number, involving 13 cases, was from the Sungai Cluster in Kedah while two cases were from the Benteng Cluster in Sabah.

“Of the 18 local transmissions, 16 involved Malaysians and two are non-citizens,” he said.

Kedah recorded 16 new cases with 13 coming from the Sungai Cluster; one from the Tawar Cluster; one from the Telaga Cluster; and one was identified through symptomatic screening at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, while two cases in Sabah were from the Benteng Cluster.

The six imported cases that had been infected abroad, involved three Malaysians and three non-citizens.