13 new Covid-19 cases nationwide, one fatality in Sarawak

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 26: Malaysia recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases and one death today.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement revealed that with these new cases, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased to 8,897.

Of today’s new cases, three were imported and 10 were local transmissions.

For the local transmissions, only one involved a foreigner while the rest involved Malaysians. The foreigner is from the Bukit Tiram cluster in Johor.

“The details of the local transmission involving nine Malaysian citizens were as follows: six cases from the Bukit Tiram cluster in Johor, one case of pre-procedure swab test in Pahang, one case involving close contact of case 8,662 in Sabah and one case from the Sentosa Hospital cluster in Sarawak,” Dr Noor Hisham explained.

He revealed that as of noon today, there were 173 active cases in the country with two cases being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and one patient on a ventilator.

Six patients have recovered and were discharged from health facilities today. The cumulative number of patients who have recovered and been discharged is now 8,600 people or 96.7 per cent of total positive cases.

Dr Noor Hisham also disclosed details about the patient who passed away in Sarawak today. The deceased was a 63-year-old female who had hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.

The victim had fever and cough on July 3 and was sent for treatment on July 6. She was referred to Sarawak General Hospital for further treatment on the same day.

Her Covid-19 swab test returned positive and her health condition deteriorated as time passed. She passed away on July 26 at 12:04 am.

This latest fatality brings the number of patients who have passed away due to Covid-19 in Malaysia to 124 people. — DayakDaily