A total of 31 new COVID-19 cases were reported today involving 28 local transmission cases and three imported cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 9,946, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture).
He said that of the 28 locally transmitted cases, 19 involved Malaysians while the other nine were foreigners with 23 cases detected in Sabah, four in Negeri Sembilan involving the Bunga Cluster and one case linked to the Sungai Cluster, Kedah.
In Sabah, 17 cases from the Benteng Lahad Datu Cluster, of which, eight cases involved foreigners, one case from screening of senior citizens at the Merotai Health Clinic, one case from screening of patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) at Lahad Datu Hospital.
“One case detected during pre-surgical screening at Queen Hospital in Kudat, one case from referral screening at Tawau Hospital, one case from contact tracing of case 9,454, involving the child of case 9,454 and one case through screening of detainees at the Kudat district police headquarters,” he said in a statement on the development of COVID-19 today.
For the three imported cases, Dr Noor Hisham said that all of them were from Indonesia involving two Malaysians in Sabah and one Indonesian in Kuala Lumpur who entered the country on Aug 31.