COVID-19: New positive cases spike to 182 with 181 local transmissions


The number of new COVID-19 cases rose to three figures today, with 182 cases, the highest in a few months after recording 100 cases on Sept 8, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the 182 new cases, 181 were local transmissions involving 90 Malaysians and 91 foreigners while one was an imported case.

“The imported case reported in Selangor involved a Filipino citizen,” he said in a statement.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 9,810, including 501 active cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 14 cases of recovery and no COVID-19-related deaths today, therefore the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia remained at 128.