Benteng cluster accounts for 17 of 31 new Covid-19 cases reported

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KUCHING, Sept 14: The country recorded 31 new Covid-19 cases today, with the majority of these linked to the Benteng LD cluster in Sabah.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement revealed from this total of new cases, there were three imported cases: in Sabah (2) involving Malaysians and Kuala Lumpur (1) involving an Indonesian.

“For the 28 local transmission cases, a total of 19 were Malaysians and nine others involving foreigners. The highest number of cases were recorded in Sabah with a total of 23 cases, including 17 cases from the Benteng LD cluster, with eight cases involving foreigners.

“The Bunga cluster in Negeri Sembilan recorded four new cases involving a ship’s crew with one imported case, and Kedah also registered one case from the Sungai cluster. This brings the total number of cases registered in the country to 9,946 cases, with 615 cases still active,” the statement read.

The ministry also confirmed there were zero new deaths due to Covid-19 recorded and the national death toll remains at 128 cases (1.29 per cent of overall cases).

“As of today, 11 cases are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and five of them are in need of respiratory assistance. Seven Covid-19 cases recovered and were discharged today, which brings the cumulative number of recovered and discharged cases from Covid-19 to 9,203 cases (92.5 per cent of overall cases).”

MOH also advised the public to continue following and always practising standard operating procedures (SOPs), including advice issued by the ministry under the new norm in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“The ministry will continue to monitor the pandemic development in the country, including other countries, through the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the public will be informed if there are any updates on the matter.

“At the same time, MOH will also ensure that the necessary prevention and control measures are implemented continuously,” the statement read. — DayakDaily