COVID-19: 150 new cases, one more fatality – Health DG

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A total of 150 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, with three new clusters detected and one death reported, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

This takes the cumulative total number of cases in the country to 10,919 and the death toll to 134.

Of the 150 new cases, 146 were local transmissions involving 124 Malaysians and 22 foreigners while the other four were imported.

Sabah recorded the most number of local transmission cases with 124, followed by Selangor (10 cases), Pahang (four), Kuala Lumpur (three), Johor (two), Sarawak (two) and Melaka (one).

“Among the cases in Sabah were 58 from the Benteng Lahad Datu Cluster (55 Malaysians, three foreigners); 20 from the Bangau-Bangau Cluster (12 Malaysians, eight foreigners); 13 from the Bakau Cluster (four Malaysians, nine foreigners); and 10 from the Pulau Cluster (nine Malaysians, one foreigner),” he said in a statement today.

Apart from that, there were eight cases in Selangor, three in Pahang, two in Johor and one each in Kuala Lumpur and Melaka involving the screening of individuals returning from high-risk areas (Sabah).

Dr Noor Hisham said there were currently 950 active COVID-19 cases nationwide.

On the four imported cases, he said three of them were individuals returning from Saudi Arabia (two cases in KL and one in Selangor) and one returning from India (reported in Kuala Lumpur involving Malaysian).

“The 134th fatality (which is case number 10,491) involved an 81-year-old Malaysian woman who had fever and cough on Sept 14 and was taken to the Semporna Hospital on Sept 17.

“A COVID-19 screening on Sept 22 was found to be positive. On Sept 26, she was moved to the Tawau Hospital in Sabah. Her condition deteriorated and she was transferred to the intensive care unit on the same day. She was confirmed dead at 12.52 am today (Sept 27),” he said.

Meanwhile, he said there were 50 recoveries today, while six cases are being treated in the intensive care unit with four requiring ventilator support.