Covid-19: 71 new cases reported

Currently, 6 people are being treated at ICU, with 2 of them requiring ventilator support

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

THE Ministry of Health reported 71 new Covid-19 positive cases as of noon yesterday, bringing the overall number of positive cases in Malaysia to 10,576.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the current active cases in Malaysia stood at 777.

“Out of the 71 new cases, two of them were import cases involving non-citizens from Singapore and Indonesia, with the latter involving an illegal immigrant in Selangor.

“Out of the 69 locally transmitted cases, 42 were citizens, while 27 were non-citizens, comprising 63 from Sabah, four from Kedah and two from Selangor,” he said in his daily Covid-19 update yesterday.

Out of the 63 new cases from Sabah, 47 are from the Bangau-Bangau cluster, 10 from the Ocean cluster, one from the Benteng LD cluster, whereas the four cases from Kedah are from the River cluster.

Currently, six people are treated at intensive care units (ICU), with two of them requiring ventilator support.

No deaths were reported, maintaining the country’s death toll at 133 or 1.26% of the total cases.

As of yesterday, five areas in Malaysia have been turned into red zones, with four in Sabah and one in Kedah.

On Wednesday, the country returned to reporting triple digit new cases, with Sabah recording the highest number of cases.