COVID-19: 71 new cases recorded today, with 63 in Sabah – Health DG


The number of new COVID-19 cases in the country dropped to two digits today, with 71 cases reported, of which 63 were recorded in Sabah, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture).

He said 69 of the cases were local transmissions involving 43 Malaysians and 26 foreigners while the two imported cases involved foreigners returning from Singapore and Indonesia.

“Of the 63 cases in Sabah, 47 were from the Bangau Bangau Cluster, 10 from the Laut Cluster, two from hospital admission screenings as well as one each from the Benteng LD Cluster, referral screening to Tawau Hospital, pre-procedure screening at the Semporna Hospital and symptomatic screening at a health centre that has been warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“The other six local transmissions involved four cases in Kedah from the Sungai Cluster and two cases in Selangor involving the screening of individuals who returned from Semporna, Sabah,” he said in a statement on COVID-19 developments today.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said there were 64 recoveries today and no deaths, while six cases were being treated in the intensive care unit, with two of them requiring ventilator support.